William Grant of Trois-Rivieres

Family Of The Fur Trade

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Kit Backgrounds


The following family histories were taken from the public website for the Grant DNA Project:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~grantdna/index.html

The following kit descriptions correspond to the Y-DNA tests done by the kit owners. As of January 1, 2014, there are about 200 completed tests.

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The following kit owner claims regarding ancestry aremade by and are solely the responsibility of the person concerned. Administrators for this project have not investigated and can make no guarantee that this genealogical information is accurate. I would urge any interested party to scrutinize all available data carefully before drawing any conclusions.

Civil War General and President Ulysses S. Grant
As of now, there are a number of signatures that identify the line of Matthew Grant (President Grant's immigrant ancestor as documented by multiple sources).  Matthew Grant's genetic line, and firm paper trail, can be traced through Kit # 115576.  If interested, contact him.  Kit # 42347 has a 25/25 match to Kit # 115576. [GW01 - listed separately on the bottom of the Y-DNA Results page also matches 23/25 with these two and has an excellent paper trail.] Both these lines have excellent circumstantial or documentary links that suggest that they share Matthew as a common ancestor. We should then suppose that all of the "Matthew Grant" Group are related and the owner of Kit # 25705 is close to a paper trail linking to Matthew collaterally. We are reaching out to sources that may allow us to engage with a known descendant of President U. S. Grant and hopefully persuade one of the descendants to have his DNA.  This endeavor will help us establish a signature for the Matthew Grant line.  In President Grant's autobiography, he indicated he was a direct descent of Matthew Grant.

It should be noted that the working hypothesis is that this group represents the "MacRobbie" Grants: a cadet branch of the Stewart Chiefs whose branching from the main line goes back to the 1300s.

Kit N3983 is the descendant of SylvanusAllen.

§         Richard John Allen - Living.

§         Ward Allen, b 26 Aug 1912, Kalamazoo Co. Michigan near Climax on family farm. d 04 April 1999, Lenawee Co. Michigan, Adrian. (Father).

§         George Green Allen, b 17 Aug 1875, Kalamazoo Co. Michigan near Schoolcraft on Family Farm. d April 1942, Kalamazoo Co. Michigan near Climax on family farm. (Grandfather).

§         Lewis Clark Allen, b 26 March 1846, Ellery Twp, Chautauqua Co., New York, d 10 Jan 1915, Kalamazoo Co. Michigan near Schoolcraft on family farm. (Gr. Grandfather).

§         Sylvanus Allen, b 06 May 1823, Canada East (Quebec)?, d 10 Oct 1865, Kalamazoo Co. Michigan, near Schoolcraft on family farm. ( Gr. Gr. Grandfather).  SylvanusAllen is my brick wall.

I have over twenty DNA Allen cousins. Several have excellent paper back to George Allen who came from England in 1635 settling at Sandwich, MA.
I match those with George Allen proof 66/67.

We have a strong family tradition that our Allen line is Scottish. One of Sylvanus's daughters, in a census report, said her father (Sylvanus) was b in Scotland and his preferred language was Scottish. (Gaelic).

There is a strong possibility that my line of Allen's branched off before George Allen was born (1585), and went to Scotland. This would mean, George Allen would not be a grandfather type, but a cousin type relationship. However, George may be a grandfather type and one of his descendants went to Canada and married into a strong scottish family, thus the tradition we are of Scottish descent.

Kit 7215 is tied to John Francis Grant the son of Effingham Howard Grant/Jane Harrison married Jan. 28, 1808 at St. Marylebone, Saint Mary-St. Marylebone Road, London, England. John was born in 1821 and after marrying Maria Woodhams, in 1849 immigrated to NY/Michigan in 1855. His brothers/sisters stayed in London; their names were James, Thomas, Jane Lydia, Charles, George, Mary (Alice?), Susan and Robert. Effingham Howard Grant was born in Scotland, exactly where unknown, about 1776. Perhaps he is the Effingham that is one of the last of the Grants of Carron that are mentioned in Sir William Fraser's book, Chiefs of Grant, written in 1883. The Effingham mentioned there left Edinburgh (Abbey of Holyrood House) in 1790, apparently penniless when his father, James Grant of Carron, died deeply in debt. Trying to make a connection there or get any further information on EHG.

Kit 7215:  born August 29, 1942, San Antonio, TX
     Son of U.S. Grant, b. Jan 14, 1915, Harmon County, Oklahoma;
          d. Dec. 11, 2010, San Antonio, TX
     Son of Angus Herbert Grant, b. May 17, 1887, Traverse City, Michigan,;
          d. Oct 25, 1975 Hollis, Oklahoma
     Son of Charles Herbert Grant, b. Dec. 12 1862, Traverse City, Michigan;
          d. Feb. 12, 1939, Choctaw, Oklahoma
     Son of John Francis Grant, b. before Feb. 21 (Jan 22?), 1821, Kendal,
          Westmorland, England; d. March 16, 1883, Traverse City, Michigan
     Son of Effingham Howard Grant, b. 1776 in Scotland; d. Feb. 18, 1841,
          Kendal, Westmorland, England,
     POSSIBLY son of Captain James Grant of Carron, who died 1790 at the
          Abbey of Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Not proven by documentation,
          but is assumed by others.)

Of interest is that based on DNA evidence, it appears that I am a Gordon and not a Grant. Using the Y-DNA67 results, I am 2 or 3 steps away from four Gordons and nowhere is there a Grant lurking in the background. My goal now is to try and find one of the Antigua (Carron) Grant’s that immigrated from Scotland in the late 1700’s and compare their DNA with my DNA. If we are descended from the same Grant (Gordon), it would establish that I am from the offspring of Captain James Grant of Carron. Again based on the DNA the Gordon/Grant liaison occurred in the early 1700s or even in the 1600s if we consider the number of steps I am removed from the “true” Gordons.

Kit 10391 - My Mother was Naomi Grant who was the daughter of Neville Carroll Grant who lived on WesserCreek in Swain County NC. I can trace my Grant line back to Wilkie Grant who married Mary Ann Totherow.

Kit N17253 – descends from John H (Jack) Grant.  Below is his lineage:

§  Self – Living                                                                                                                                                                                  §  Father - Living

§  Grandfather: Oliver J Grant b. 5 Apr 1888 Alabama m. Alvina Sogaard abt. 1923, b. 10 Apr 1900 Kindred, ND

§  G-Grandfather: John W Grant b. 10 Jun 1847 or 1849 Columbus, GA, d. 27 Feb 1927 Alabama City, Etowah, AL m. Nancy Ann Malinda Jemima Guy 23 Dec 1875 Coosa Cty, AL, b. 19 May 1956 Alabama d. 24 Sep 1944 Harton, Blount Cty, AL

§  G-G-Grandfather: Samuel Manes Grant b. 13 Jan 1818 d. 1866 m. Dorcas Meadows b. 26 Nov 1824

§  G-G-G-Grandfather: John H (Jack) Grant m. Malinda Forrester

Kit 19996 traces back to "John Grant in Glenchernick" father of Peter Grant 'junior' a merchant who lived in Grantown (1774 - 1854). I would certainly be interested to hear from anyone (a) with a close DNA match and/or (b) who can show any link to this family - especially as it is unlikely that any records further back will show up. It would seem quite likely that John Grant's father was also Peter.

Kit 20976 can be traced back to Carroll Alonso Patterson (1880 Swain Co., NC - 1922 Swain Co., NC) & Hattie T. Grant (1879-1953).  Marvin R. Grant (b 1902 Swain Co., NC - d 1992 Cobb Co., GA) was born out of wedlock to Carroll Patterson.  Marvin R. had a son Garland S. Grant (1922 Union Co., GA - 2000 Alamance Co., NC).  His son, Marvin A. Grant ("Alan" b 1946 Cherokee Co., NC) was my father.

My ancestor William Grant had four sons who had offspring: Alexander, Andrew, Thomas and Charles. We've had two DNA tests from Andrew's lineage and one from Alexander's, none from Thomas and Charles, at least not yet. Surprisingly the DNA tests aren't a match, though Alexander and Andrew are proven brothers. There must be something wrong somewhere else in the lineage. I haven't figured it out yet. There was lots of illegitimacy in my Grant family, so I shouldn't be surprised about the non-match. However I don't know exactly where the break might be. The tests are kit # 31534 (Andrew's lineage), # 40927 (Andrew's lineage), and # 97440 (Alexander's).

Kit 21340 - is tied to Joshua Grant of Shapleigh and Dearborn, Maine (born circa 1760). Results now confirm that this kit is tied to the line of Peter Grant (born 1631) who was exiled by Oliver Cromwell following the Battle of Dunbar.

§         Jon Patrick Grant (Me) - born 1965 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas - living (OK TO PUBLISH)

§         Father - living

§         John Howard Grant - born 1917 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas - death 1992 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas (only child of Clifford that had children)

§         Clifford Leroy Grant - born 1894 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas - death 1970 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas (only child of John Quincy, Jr)

§         John Quincy Grant, Jr - born 1872 in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri - death 1957 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas

§         John Quincy Grant - born 1852 in Washington County, Ohio - death 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (buried in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas)

§         Greenwood Childs Grant - born 1813 in Dearborn, Somerset County, Maine - death 1893 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas

§         Samuel Grant - born 1784 in NH/Maine - death ca 1869 in Washington County, Ohio

§         Joshua Grant - born ca 1760-1765 - death 1840 in Dearborn, Somerset County, Maine

§         Brick Wall

§         Peter Grant - born ca 1631 in Inverness, Scotland - Exiled by Oliver Cromwell - Indentured to the Saugus Iron Works

Kit 21344  is tied to Thomas Grant of Maury/Marshall County, TN, who was born circa 1778. We do not know anything about him prior to 1815. Family stories suggest he was indentured for seven years and that was how he obtained passage to N. America. The stories suggest he came from Scotland and his wife, Sarah Glover, came from N. Ireland. However, these references could have pertained to their parents. I have exhausted all descendent lines except for one. I am currently seeking any descendents of Thomas' son, John Grant, who was born about 1805 and married Martha (Mary) Shannon, January 1, 1840 in Marshall County, TN. They moved with most of the Grant siblings to Pontotoc County, Mississippi in the early 1840's and then to Poinsett County, Arkansas prior to 1860. They had two sons, David and Jackson. If I can find a male descendent of either, perhaps I can obtain a lead on old Thomas' parents or origin.  My lineage top down is a follows:  Thomas Grant, James Davis Grant, James Polk Grant, Stephen Allen Grant, and to me.

Below is his lineage down to the kit#:

§  Kit 21344 is the son of  Stephen Allen Grant, b 09 Apr 1903 Robertson County TX, d 30 Apr 1970 Houston Harris County TX, m Dorothy Estelle Dunlap b 19 Sep 1910 Trout LaSalle Parish LA, d 26 Jul 1991 Houston Harris County TX

§  Son of  James Polk Grant b 05 Dec 1855 Robertson County TX, d 04 Mar 1919, m Carrie Elizabeth Perkins b 03 Nov 1865 Cuthbert (Randolph County GA, d 26 Aug 1935 Houston Harris County, TX

§  Son of  James Davis Grant b 06 Jan 1838 Maury County TN, d 10 Jan 1892 Robertson County  TN, m Sarah Elizabeth Talley b 19 Feb 1825 Tennessee, d 04 Jan 1865 Robertson County TX

§  Son of  Thomas Grant b 1778 Scotland, who can only be traced back to 1815, in a Maury County Court TN document.; d 1838 Marshall County TN, m Sarah Glover b 1784 Northern Ireland, d 07 Jan 1860 Robertson County, TN

§  Greenwood Childs Grant - born 1813 in Dearborn, Somerset County, Maine - death 1893 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas

§  Samuel Grant - born 1784 in NH/Maine - death ca 1869 in Washington County, Ohio

§  Joshua Grant - born ca1760-1765 - death 1840 in Dearborn, Somerset County, Maine

Brick Wall

·         Peter Grant - born ca 1631 in Inverness, Scotland - Exiled by Oliver Cromwell - Indentured to the Saugus Iron Works

Kit 21365 is tied to William Grant, born 1642/1643, in St. Nicholas at Wade on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, England (near Canterbury). Father of William Grant is John Grant, born about 1610. Birthdates, marriages, and other records in IGI coincide with Grants living in the same region back to early 16th century and into the 15th century. Probable ties to the family of a Henry Grant and son Laurence Grant in the Eyethorne region about 1510, and 1540 respectively. The DNA signature of this line has a strong Scandinavian influence from Western and Northern Norway with no exact matches in the FTDNA database and the closest matches being in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Isle of Man, Shetland Islands and Scotland and derives from a Central Asian population near the Siberian Altai region. It is believed at this time that this line, of haplogroupR1a1, belongs to the original Norse line of the Grants. Kit owner is especially interested in any participants who can document their line from either Matthew Grant (Windsor, Connecticut and ancestor of Ulysses S. Grant) and/or Ulysses S. Grant.

Kit 21401 is tied to Stephen Grant of Maine (born circa 1750). Results now confirm that this kit is tied to the line of Peter Grant (born 1631) who was exiled by Oliver Cromwell following the Battle of Dunbar.

Kit 21651 is tied to Nathaniel Berry Grant, 1844, AL. I am 99% sure he is the son of Larkin M. Grant, 1817, GA going on back to Daniel Grant of VA.

Kit 21840  is tied to William Grant who was born probably in about 1774, married Ann Maidstone Hillman on Nov 4, 1795, at Woodstock, York County, New Brunswick, Canada, and died on Mar 26, 1847, at Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Kit 22101 is the great-great-grandson of James Grant, born in Cromdale, Scotland, to a Donald Grant and Catherine in 1807.  He died in Dassel, Meeker County, MN in 1896.  He married twice.  His first wife, Elizabeth McMillen, died in 1845.  He married again, to Rebecca Fifer, in 1847.  They had 9 children.

Kit 22822  is tied to William Grant (born about 1700) came to America from Scotland around 1720. Family history claims that he was fighting the English and was sent as a prisoner of war to the Colonies and then spent several years as an indentured servant in Maryland. Another branch of the family claims that he landed in Philadelphia with his wife, Margery Verner. His son, also William Grant, married Elizabeth Boone, Daniel Boones sister. They lived in Rowan County, North Carolina and then settled in Kentucky near Daniel Boone and his family. Many descendants eventually traveled west to Missouri and then on to California and Oregon to live.

Kit 23080  is tied to the Rev William Grant 1712-1775 minister at Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire. He started life as a graduate M.A. from Kings College Aberdeen (1732) became schoolmaster at Alvie, Cromdale, and Kingussie - 1742 missionary to Fort Augustus -1750 minister at Kilmonivaig. This branch of the Grants was supposed to have been part of the First House of Ballindalloch.

Kit 23170 is related to Thomas Jefferson GRANT b.1812 Georgia, USA. m. Rachael Hancock. Children include: Charles Clement, Gilphen G, George Washington, Mary Frances, Sara Temprence, John A, Irene Alice, Philo Thornton, Wilburn C, Martha A, Henry, Thomas L B, Robert E Lee, JoelJackson.

Kit 24708 provides a direct link into the line of the Chiefs of Grant through "the Good Sir James" (fl. 1800) and Sir Duncan Grant, 1st of Freuchie (fl 1450) to Andrew Stewart (fl1320) who married the heiress Maud Grant, adopting the surname Grant (see Monymusk text etc. at www.clangrant.org.uk ). For the moment at least, our best guess is that Andrew was the eldest, but illegitimate, son of James St ewart the 5th High Steward.

Kit 25705 is tied to a branch of Grant's living in the North East of England with origins as Horse Breeders and farmers around the Dundalk area of County Louth in Ireland. Family stories have connected with President US Grant both in Ireland and his visit to the North East of England. This fired my interest in my Family origins. It appears we are directly related to the Stewart Chiefs of the Clan Grant possibly a branch of the Grants of Glenlochyrelated to Robert Grant the Ambassador and related to others within the project in Canada, Australia and the USA. There are a number of theories can explain how we got to Ireland.  As supporters of Mary Queen of Scotts moving to escape persecution, Catholic relations during the Huntly rebellion moving from Scotland possibly with Rebel Grants of Carron, or moving to Ireland during King James I, Plantation of Ulster to gain land.

The earliest possible relative I have traced is:

Felix Grant born in 1718 and a Catholic could also mean that there are Jacobitelinks to our move to Ireland.  However, it appears the family were established  farmers renting a great deal of Land from the Crown by then, so any Jacobitelink appears highly unlikely.  I have several sources left to explore which hopefully will supply further links. Clearly, a great deal of historical research will need to be carried out. My Branch therefore seems to be a very interesting Scottish, Irish English mix with many cousins across the Atlantic.

Kit 25934 is tied to

§         William Grant. His family has been traced from Augusta County, Va. to South Carolina in approx. 1767. He lived first in Union County (Ninety Six District) and then Greenville County. He was born in 1732 and died circa 1812. William Grant and his wife was Keturah had a son also named William.

§         William, moved from Greenville County to present day Oconee County. He was born in 1761 and died in 1853. Some of the original William's children and some of his son's children moved to Habersham County, Ga. At least one of the familymoved to Tennessee and some went to Texas.

Kit # 25935 is a descendant of William Grant.

§         Self   Johnny R. Grant - Living

§         Father Ralph A. Grant,  Born Oconee County, S. C.   4-27-1914,  Died Anderson County, S. C. 8-6-1985

§         Grandfather Samuel Asa Grant  Born Oconee County, S. C.  7-1894 Died  Tampa, Florida

§         G-Grandfather William Grant  Born Oconee County, S. C.   3-15-1872   Died    Oconee County, S. C.  5-21-1936 (husband of Anna Maria Grant,  Daughter of Samuel Grant and Granddaughter of Asa Grant, son of William Grant)

§         GG-Grandfather Pressley Grant   Born Oconee County, S, C.  11-21-1848  Died Oconee County, S. C.  1-31-1921

§         GGG-Grandfather William Grant  Born Oconee County, S. C.1-8-1893 Died  Oconee County, S. C.   1860

§         GGGG-Grandfather William Grant  Born Augusta County, Va. 8-3-1761   Died Oconee County, S. C.8-28-1853

§         GGGGG-Grandfather William Grant  Birth place unknown circa 1732   Died Greenville County, S. C.  12-13-1812

Kit 26039 is tied to a well documented descendant of Peter Grant (Kittery/Berwick, Maine). Peter Grant (born 1631) was exiled by Oliver Cromwell following the Battle of Dunbar.

Kit 26043 My great-grandfather is Elijah T. Grant, born in Parrasboro, Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1855 and died sometime before 1891 (as he was not in the 1891 census, but was in 1881 census).  He married Margaret Parsons 9/3/1873 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia (she is the daughter of William parsons and Rebecca [unknown]  Margaret Parsons was born 11/3/1856 in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. They had 5 children: Margaret Mona Grant b. 12/14/1874, d. Port Greville, NSElla Grant, aka Nellie, b. 1877John William Grant, b. 11/11/1881, Port Greville, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia  (John is my grandfather)  m. 9/28/1906 to Lena Benjamin b. 6/10/1887 in Scott's Bay, King's County, Nova Scotia (daughter of George Benjamin and Elizabeth Scofield) Lena died 12/16/1917 in Kings County, Nova Scotia. Isaac B. Grant b. 1883, Port Greville. Leonard Grant, aka James, b. 1/28/1884 Wards Brook Cumberland Nova Scotia, d. 9/17/1976 Pugwash, Cumberland Nova Scotia.

Kit 26052 is tied to: John Henry Grant, b 21 Oct 1895 in Thayer Co. Nebraska or Narka, Republic Co. KS. John Henry Grant m Ethel Lena Allen June 1919.

§         Robert E. Grant b Dec 1862 married Mary Ann Ginn.

§         Harvey B. Grant b 19 Nov 1835 in Corydon, Harrison Co., Indiana. Harvey married Mary Jane McBride 11 Nov 1857. Unsure of how many children they had because census names and Harvey's probate names don't exactly match.

§         Wilkinson Grant b 23 Jan 1804 in Bourbon Co KY. According to "The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Grant" by Dianne Clem Hirschi.  Wilkinson Grant married Christina Ward 29 Sep 1825 in Corydon, Harrison Co. Indiana. Wilkinson and Christina and family moved to Henry County, Iowa about 1843.

§         George Grant and Mary Berry.

Kit 27245 is a descendant of William Grant born 1847 in Evanton, Ross-shire, Scotland, who emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand in 1879. The identity of his Grant father cannot yet be proven, but it looks highly likely that his father was William McKenzie Grant (1827-1903, a tailor in Elgin, Morayshire) who was the son of Peter Grant (1784-1861, a grieve who moved from Glenurquhart to Forres, Morayshire), who was the son of Robert Grant (born about 1760) and his wife Elizabeth Grant, who lived in 1784 at Oldton of
Sheuglie in Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Robert was a soldier in the 42nd Regiment. Robert is likely a male line descendant of the cadet families of either Grant of Corrimony or perhaps Grant of Sheuglie, both in Glenurquhart. In 1790 Robert and his wife were living at Ballintrom (near Tomchrasky) in neighbouring Glenmoriston, but later children were born in Glenurquhart. See Kits 42813 and 90842 for lineal descendants of this Robert Grant.  

Kit 27247 is a descendant of William Grant (1809-1873), a tailor and clothier in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland who married Margaret McLeod.  William's earliest known ancestor is Charles Grant "alias McRobie" (c1681 - 1758), who was a tenant farmer at Balnellan, Inveravon in Strathspey, Scotland and boatman of a ferry across the Spey/Avon rivers.  Charles Grant had many descendants in the parishes of Inveravon and Knockando and who were usually known by the patronymic "alias McRobie". Research indicates that the McRobie Grants may have been tied to the Grants of Glenlochy in the parish of Abernethy and Kincardine, which is contiguous to Strathavon, Banffshire27247 is definitely an Inveravon Grant and descended from the same family as 39690.

Kit 27700 is tied to

§         E. ALLEN. He died during the battle of Vicksburg. While serving under U.S. Grant. Stories have it that E. came over from Ireland. He was drafted into the Union Army in Springfield, Illinois. He fought and was killed in the battle.

§         My Great-grandfather was EDWARD "BUGG" ALLEN (E.1) the son of E. Allen. He died November 30, 1918 in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery, Sontag, Mississippi. He married ELIZABETH ANNE ANDERSON. 1910 census records show that he live in Attala C. MS., The records show him as being born in Mississippi even though the family stories have him being born in Ireland. William's 1920 census records show that Bugg was born in MS. Buried at Shiloh Baptist Church, 601-587-7653 Sontag Road, Sontag MS 39665.

Kit 28844 is tied to John Grant, supposedly born in 1817 or 1818. His son, Benjamin Franklin Grant was my great grandfather.

Kit 30056 traces back through Lincolnshire Grants to James Grant [1741-1808]of Donington in Holland [Lincs]. His burial papers state he came from Perthshire. I have not been able to trace him back any further, despite going to the archives in Perth.

Kit 30498 ties to the Richard Grant ffound in Hanwell near Banbury Oxfordshire, in 1590. Descendents are scattered around Northamptonshire and Warshire. This below charts is correct from 1768.  Many descendents disappeared. 

 Descendants of William GRANT born 1768.

1  William GRANT b: Bef. 01 May 1768 in Wroxton & Balscote Oxenshire England  He died  08 April 1854 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England.  He married Sarah (Hiorns) HIRONS b: 15 February 1769 in Chipping Norton Oxenshire England They married on 23 June 1789 in Mollington Oxfordshire England  Shedied: 05 February 1839 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England. Their children are John, William George, Anthony and others,...

John GRANT   b: 10 April 1796 in Upper Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England d: February 1877 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England   d: February 1877 in Middleton Cheney orthamptonshireEngland He married Ann PAXTONb: Abt. 1796 in North Hinton in the Hedges Northamptonshire England. They married on: 18 April 1822. She died on: 12 December 1884

William GRANT b: 31 March 1799 in Lower Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England. He died on 23 June 1885 in June 23, 1885 at Hamilton, Barton twp. Wentworth co. Ontario.  He married Sophia BUCK   on: 08 February 1820 in All Saints Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England. She was born on 13 January 1874 in Grimsby, Grimsby She died on: 13 January 1874 in Grimsby, Grimsby twp. Lincoln co. Ontario Canada. Their children George Charles and others

Charles GRANT b: 29 July 1827 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England. He married Catherine McMILLAN Their children are William and others

4  William GRANT b:1852 is great grandfather  to Wayne’s GRANT  KIT  32020                                   

2  Anthony GRANT ( KIT 30498 – is  Ian great greatgrandfather.)... He was b: 03 March 1802 in Lower Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England. He died in d: 27 July 1861 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire. He married Mary WHITE b: April 1801 in CorkyardMiddleton Cheney Northhamptonshire. o: 12 October 1820 in Middleton Cheney. She died: March 1882 in Middleton Cheney.  Their children William Joseph George and others.

3  George GRANT      b: 08 January 1826 in Lower Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire. He died on  25 February 1902 in Geelong Victoria Australia. He married Sarah Eliza FURLONG            b: Abt. 1833 in London England. They married on: 02 March 1850 in Geelong Victoria Australia She died on: 08 November 1906 in 158 Pitt St Redfern N.S.W. Australia Their son George

4   George Hyam GRANT b: 28 April 1851 in Highton Geelong Victoria Australia. He died on 03 December 1918 Colac Victoria Australia   Their sons were Arthur and Ernest

5  Ernest John GRANT b: 19 April 1899 in Cundare Victoria Australia He died on: 17 October 1980 in Echuca Victoria Australia. He married Jeannie Anderson DAIR  b: 10 May 1907 in TretgwairtonMadron Haemoor near Penzance Cornwall England. They married on: 27 April 1935 in Lilydale Victoria Australia. She died on 19 November 1997 in Echuca  

6. Their sons Ian  Kit 30498 and James.

Kit 30499 refers to the descendants of John Grant (c1700) in Inverlochie and his wife, Jean Forbes. Their place of origin is unknown. They had several children, all born in the Parish of Kirkmichael, Scotland. John came to America in the mid 1700s but it is unknown whether he stayed or returned to Scotland. One son was William Grant (1743) of Trois-Riviers, Quebec,merchant and senior trading partner of Grant, Campion and Co. of the Northwest Co. William married Marguerite Fafard dit Laframbois at Trois-Rivieres in 1787 and was the father of HBC Chief Trader of Ft. Hall, Richard Grant. Richard Grant married Marie Ann Breland and was the father of Johnny/John F. Grant. Johnny was a trader and rancher at Deer Lodge, Montana, and the originator of the Grant-Kohr's Ranch National Historic Site. He was also one of the original settlers of what is now the Carman area of Manitoba, Canada. Other families related or associated with these Grants were Laframbois, Dobie, Breland, Rowand, Grant, Kittson, Higgins, McLauchlin, Dempsey, Tendoy,LaVatta, Bruneau, McIver, Dease and many more. My interest lies in identifying the Scottish place of origin of this family and other Grant connections. I am particularly interested in the various Grants of the fur trade era and 'our' Grant relationship to them and other fur trading families between 1700 and 1900.  Our direct line:

possibly Donald Grant in/of Inverlochie> John Grant in Inverochie (& Jean Forbes) > William Grant of Trois Rivieres(& Marguerite Fafard ditLaframboise) > HBC Chief Trader Richard Grant (& Marie Anne Breland) > Richard Stanislas Grant (& Emilie Levreaude Langie) > Joseph Richard Grant (& Laura Delores LaVatta) > John Nelson Grant (& Frances Norton) > Francis Nelson Grant (& Amanda Lavoie).

Kit 30840 My family is from Connecticut and Massachusets, my grandfather is Clarence E Grant b.5/23/1910, d. 12/11/96 who was a retired machinist at Draper Corp in Hopedale. He was married to Edna M Tiffany and had three brothers, Joseph H, William E, Aaron V and a sister Cecilia Winifred. I am definitely related to John Marsh of Salem (now Peabody) who was aboard the Mary & John 3/27/1633. Clarence’s’ parents were Joseph J Grant and Susan Marsh (b.9/1887 m. Milford). Susan Marsh related to my father that her mother was Eleanor Cain b. 5/1851 NB, m. 17/6/1870, d. 3/8 1925 Hopedale, who was a Native American from Petitcodiac NB. She married George-Albert Marsh b. 22/4/1848 W. Peabody, m. 17/6/1870, d. 4/8/14 Chelsea Soldiers Home. Their children were George-Walter Jr., Florence L, Mary A, Aaron C, Sidney F, Nellie, Susan, John A, Sara A. Both my grandparents visited Petitcodiac in the ‘70s and found Eleanor’s’ relatives’ graves. It is now Ft. Folly First Nations. On my grandfather Clarence E side of the family his father was John Grant of Edinborough. He married Bridget Bird of Ireland and they had Joseph J, Frank, Harry, Bill, Winifred, Nellie, and Emma. That is the last record of the Grant clan. I would appreciate any further information and contacts.

Kit 31534 traces back seven generations to a William Grant who was born either in Scotland or Virginia in the period between 1710 and 1720. All records of his birth were list either in the Revolution or Civil Wars unless there is some as yet unknown source. He married a Mary Morris but that is about all we know about her except that apparently she was born in that same 10 year period. William moved to North Carolina and died their in 1794. Mary died in 1800. The remaining members of my family, up to father, all lived in North Carolina. My family then includes Andrew, 1755-1825, a son of William and Mary. Andrew married a Martha MacKeyor MacKay, no birth/death info about her. Then Charles B. Grant, 1790-1867, a son of Andrew and Martha. He married Mary "Polly" Morris, 1799-1880. Then their youngest son, Henry Burnett Grant, 1836-1882, is my great grandfather. He married Elizabeth C. Morrison, 1835-1924. Elizabeth was apparently born in Virginia and moved with her parents to North Carolina when she was a girl. Henry and Elizabeth had a large family and my grandfather, Vance Monroe Grant, 1865-1899, was one of the younger ones. Vance and his older brother Randall Vaney Grant, moved to Madison County, Arkansas, in the 1880s. Vance married Effie Mashburnin Madison County and they had four children, 3 boys and a girl. My father was the middle boy. Vance died of severe pneumonia in the late winter of 1899 while Effie carried their youngest boy. My father, Hobart McKinley Grant, 1896-1960, moved with his mother and her second husband, and the other two boys, to Kansas about 1912. My father was born on election day, Nov. 4, 1896, and was given the names of the new vice-president and president. Dad was a Methodist minister and went to college at Kansas Wesleyan University, then to Boston University School of Theology, where he met my mother, a Canadian registered nurse, Allie Elizabeth Cameron, 1903-1991. We have the Cameron linage back at least four generations in Scotland. Bottom line, we need the DNA results to prove, one way or another, that we are Scottish Grants rather than English.

Kit 31811Grandfather was Robert Grant- born about 1895 died 1983. My grandfather was born near the River Livet - not far from the village of Tomintoul, Aberdeenshire, just a few miles from the Glen Livet Distillery - in fact he worked there and did his first gardening training for the Smith family - the owners of the distillery. All of my Grant ancestors I believe were RC Church - although my GF gave up his connection to that kirk. The Grants were all shepherds and indentured farmers all coming as far as I can tell from Speyside.

Kit 32020 is the great-great grandson of Charles Grant born in 1832 in England & died in 1875 in Canada. He married Catherine McMillian in Ontario, Canada. She was born in 1836 in Scotland & died in Canada. They had approximately 11 children, the oldest being William Grant b.Sept 16, 1854 in Mimosa, Ontario, Canada (Wellington County) and died March 5, 1909 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He married Sarah Ann Awrey June 30, 1875 in Mimosa. She was born 1855 in Bellwood, Canada and died 1888 in Hawley, Minnesota. He married Nora Adel Peck 1890 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She was born Oct 12, 1875 in Center, IA and died November 1932 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, CA.

Connection with 30498.  Children born William Grant b 1899 Middleton Chaney Northamptonshire England  

1      William GRANT           b: Bef. 01 May 1768 in Wroxton & Balscote Oxenshire England d: 08 April 1854 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland d: 08 April 1854 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland

..      +Sarah (Hiorns) HIRONS b: Bef. 15 February 1769 in Chipping Norton OxenshireEngland               m: 23 June 1789 in All Saints Chapelry Mollington Oxfordshire England d: 05 February 1839 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland   m: 23 June 1789 in All Saints ChapelryMollington OxfordshireEngland       d: 05 February 1839 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England


Their.Children      2             Mary GRANT b: 19 September 1790 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England        d: Bef. 1851 in Cencus May have gone left England d: Bef. 1851 in CencusMay have gone left England

........                      +Thomas NEWMAN            b: Bef. 25 October 1795 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland

....    2      John GRANT         b: 10 April 1796 in Upper Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England                     d: February 1877 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland                    d: February 1877 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland

........                      +Ann PAXTON     b: Abt. 1796 in North Hinton in the Hedges Northamptonshire England.        m: 18 April 1822        d: 12 December 1884           m: 18 April 1822   d: 12 December 1884



....    2      William GRANT    b: 31 March 1799 in Lower Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland                   d: 23 June 1885 in June 23, 1885 at Hamilton, Barton twp. Wentworth co. Ontario                         d: 23 June 1885 in June 23, 1885 at Hamilton, Barton twp. Wentworth co. Ontario

........                      +Sophia BUCK                     m: 08 February 1820 in All Saints Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland   d: 13 January 1874 in Grimsby, Grimsby twp. Lincoln co. Ontario Canada    m: 08 February 1820 in All Saints Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England    d: 13 January 1874 in Grimsby, Grimsby twp. Lincoln co. Ontario Canada

..........     3             George GRANT     b: 30 December 1820 in Lower Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England                             

..............                +Martha BARTON b: in Lower Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland              m: 13 December 1842     d: in POSSIBLELY THIS George?       m: 13 December 1842          d: in POSSIBLELY THIS George?

..........     3             Elizabeth GRANT  b: Abt. 1821 in Lower Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland                d: November 1822                           d: November 1822

..........     3             [2] Sarah GRANT  b: 01 December 1822 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland                       

..............                +[3] Thomas NEWMAN       b: 1820   m: 27 April 1841 in Middleton Cheney Northamptionshire England                 m: 27 April 1841 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptionshireEngland              


..........     3             Charles GRANT    b: 06 March 1825 in Lower Middleton Cheney NorthammptonshireEngland     d: August 1826 in Lower Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland d: August 1826 in Lower Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland

..........     3             Charles GRANT    b: 29 July 1827 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland                          

..............                +Catherine McMILLAN                                                                   

................              4             William GRANT    b: 1852   is Wayne’s 32020  grandfather                                      

................              4             Ann GRANT         b: 1857                                               

................              4             Neil GRANT          b: 1862                                               

................              4             Sarah GRANT       b: 1864                                               

................              4             Sophia GRANT     b: 1859                                               

................              4             Jim GRANT                                                                      

................              4             Charles GRANT                                                               

................              4             Thomas GRANT                                                               

................              4             Nellie GRANT                                                                  

................              4             Kate GRANT                                                                    

................              4             Paul GRANT                               

..........     3             Reuben GRANT    b: 23 September 1829 in Lower Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireeEngland        d: December 1830 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England d: December 1830 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England

..........     3             Sarah (Elizabeth) GRANT    b: 27 November 1831 in Lower Middleton Cheney Northhamptonshire England                                                 

    2         Anthony GRANT  (30498 – is  Ian great great grandfather.)... He was b: 03 March 1802 in Lower Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England                  d: 27 July 1861 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England                 d: 27 July 1861 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England

........                      +Mary WHITE       b: April 1801 in Corkyard Middleton Cheney NorthhamptonshireEngland    m: 12 October 1820 in Middleton Cheney NorthhamptonshireEngland               d: March 1882 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland   m: 12 October 1820 in Middleton Cheney NorthhamptonshireEngland          d: March 1882 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England

..........     3             Ann GRANT         b: 10 June 1821 in Lower Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England                     

..............                +William HAYNES               b: 1821 in Burdross OxfordshireEngland          m: 11 April 1945 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland                  m: 11 April 1945 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland 


..........     3             Joseph GRANT     b: 12 November 1823 in Lower Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England                             

..........     3             Thomas GRANT    b: 30 May 1824 in Lower Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland           d: December 1877 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland                         d: December 1877 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland

..............                +Martha FLOWER b: 09 December 1828 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland         m: 14 June 1852 in Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland                      m: 14 June 1852 in Middleton Cheney Northamptonshire England  

..........     3             George GRANT     b: 08 January 1826 in Lower Middleton Cheney NorthamptonshireEngland      d: 25 February 1902 in Hospital Geelong Victoria Australia                        d: 25 February 1902 in Hospital Geelong Victoria Australia

..............                +Sarah Eliza FURLONG       b: Abt. 1833 in London England         m: 02 March 1850 in Wesleyan Church Geelong Victoria Australia      d: 08 November 1906 in 158 Pitt St Redfern N.S.W. Australia         m: 02 March 1850 in Wesleyan Church Geelong Victoria Australia       d: 08 November 1906 in 158 Pitt St Redfern N.S.W. Australia

................              4             George Hyam GRANT         b: 28 April 1851 in Highton Geelong Victoria Australia        d: 03 December 1918 in Dr Nance 's Private Hospital Colac Victoria Australia                         d: 03 December 1918 in Dr Nance 's Private Hospital ColacVictoria Australia

....................                         +Mary Ann BAKER             b: 31 July 1857 in Gheringhap Victoria Australia              m: 09 May 1883 in Wesleyan Church Geelong Victoria Australia         d: 30 May 1949 in 88 Shannon Av. Newton Geelong Victoria Australia    m: 09 May 1883 in Wesleyan Church Geelong Victoria Australia    d: 30 May 1949 in 88 Shannon Av. Newton Geelong Victoria Australia

......................        5             Ernest John GRANT             b: 19 April 1899 in Cundare Victoria Australia                 d: 17 October 1980 in Echuca Victoria Australia                   d: 17 October 1980 in Echuca Victoria Australia

..........................                   +Jeannie Anderson DAIR     b: 10 May 1907 in Tretgwairton Madron Haemoor near Penzance Cornwall England m: 27 April 1935 in Presbyterian Church Lilydale Victoria Australia              d: 19 November 1997 in Echuca

Kit 34306 - Family line is below:

§         William Cuthbert Grant, 1872--1949 m. Petronelle Monette lived on the Turtle Mtn.Rezin North Dakota.

§         Cuthbert Lewis Grant,1834--1909 m. Marie Gingras.

§         Cuthbert Grant jr. 1793--1854 m. Marie McgillisMetis/half breed - given the title of Warden of the Plains was associated with the Northwest Fur Co- his history is well documented in Canada.

§         Cuthbert Grant m. Native American Cree woman Highland Scot partner of Northwest Fur Co in Canada died 1799 Fort William Ont.

§         DavidGrant m: Margarete Grant, 3rd daughter of Robert Grant of Gleanberg.

§         Donald Grant of Letheadry in parish of Cromdale,Strathespey, Scotland.

Gleamed from a stack of notes and charts compiled by my mother some years ago, she communicated by mail and word of mouth with many people- but her notes and records are scatered and incomplete. The four Cuthbertslived in Canada and the U.S. and all had large families of 10 to 11 children. As I understand the dna results my roots are primarily Irish/Scottish and that would be understandable as my fathers line traces back to Scotland and my mother's family were all from Scotland, primarily from The Isle of Mull.

Kit 35068 Grandmother was GRACE PAULINE GRANT, born 9 Jan. 1904, in Clinton, Laurens Co. SC, died 2 Sep. 1960 in Greenville, SC. She had two brother's (Charles F. and Dwight M.) they were children of; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GRANT, born 6 May 1882, in Laurens Co. SC, died 2 Feb. 1934 in Greenville, SC. He was a son of; GEORGE W. GRANT, born Dec. 1839, in what was known as 96 Dist. of upper SC. Today that area is Greenwood, Abbeville, and Laurens County, SC, he died in July 1889 in Pelzer, Anderson Co. SC. GEORGE W. GRANT was a son of ADDISON SAMUEL GRANT, born approx. 1815, died 14 Jan. 1848, Newberry Co. SC. Benjamin F. Grant, had five brothers and two sisters. I only have names for two brothers, (William, and John) and the two sisters, (Sallie and Bessie). George W. Grant had three brother's (William H., John S. and Andrew A.) and one sister (Mary/Mariah F.).

B - Here is my line:

§         great-grandfather was George Washington Grant.

§         Grandfather and great-grandfather was George Washington Grant.  Don't know if any suffixes are applicable, like Jr or . The first one was born in 1827 in Virginia and wound up in Griffin, Ga. which was Henry County until 1853 when Spalding County was formed, including Griffin. He married Ellen M. Kirkpatrick. The 1860 census shows them married and mother-in-law living with them, and each worth $50,000 and owning slaves! They apparently invested in Confederate bonds, though, because in 1870, their "worth" was down to $400, and mother-in-law was no longer around. I still have a silver serving spoon with Ellen's initials and a "memory" book, each page of which has a poem written and signed by some guy, all dated 1853. There's NOT one by Geo W Grant, so I've surmised that he was the first to refuse, and she grabbed him! He was 37 and she 18 when they married. I realize this is a lot more than "just the facts" of genealogy,butshe's interesting as well because she aged only about 8 years between each census from 1850 to 1880 - it's a miracle! 

Kit 35990 is tied to BenoniGrant. Benoni was born in the late 1750's, supposedly in the state of Connecticut. I don't know when or where he was born or his parents. Benoniwas an officer in the Revolutionary War. I suspect after the war he lived in New York State (possibly the area of Lake George). In 1793 he moved to the St. Armand area of Canada. He received 1200 acres in Stanstead, Canada in 1800. By 1820 he moved to High Gate, Vermont where he received a pension for his services in the Rev. War. He eventually moved to Lake George,New York. He died March 6, 1825. By his first wife (name unknown) he had 2 sons William and John. I'm a descendant of William and his wife Lois Burch. William was born c.1776 in New York State. Benoni married his second wife Catherine Deal August 30, 1795 in St. Armand, Canada. He had a large family with Catherine. I know a great deal about Benoni'sdescendants, but not his ancestors. Family history sayhe was related somehow to President Grant, but I've never been able to prove or disprove it. It could have been just wishful thinking on the part of my ancestors.

Kit 36728  is tied to his:

§         fatherwas named Carl Washington Grant, born in Sumter County, Georgia.

§         great-grandfather was George Washington Grant, born 1845, married Naarcissus Easterlin October 22, 1872 in Sumter County, Georgia. 

§         great-great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Grant, born most likely in Georgia around 1810-1815, married Rachel Handcock, and died in Sumter, County, Georgia in 1879.

Kit 38400  I know who our great-grandfather Grant is (our father's grandfather), and have a reasonable amount of information about him.  His name was Joseph Grant, he was born in 1827 and lived in Toms River, New Jersey most, if not all, of his life,  He married Amanda Irons in 1850 - they had 9 children, 4 of whom lived to adulthood. (Their second surviving son, Andrew Jackson Grant was our father's biological father.)  The problem we have is that we have conflicting information about whoJoseph's father was.  Information we have found leads us to believe he was born in New Jersey, but we've found two different names for him, which is the problem.   So that's as far as I've gotten with our Grant line, and why I'm hoping the DNA testing might open a closed door for us.

§         Reginald V. Grant/Page, born June 30, 1902 in Toms River, Ocean County, NJ; (adopted as an infant by first cousin Bertha Grant Page & her husband John B. Page); died November 19, 1989 in Bricktown, Ocean County, NJ; married Lydia Stasio on November 26, 1936, New York City; born January 2, 1909 in Philadelphia, PA; died January 23, 2008 in Lakewood, Ocean County, NJ.

§         Grandfather – Andrew Jackson “Jack” Grant, born May 6, 1866 in Toms River, Ocean County, NJ; died March 7, 1941 in Allenhurst, Monmouth County, NJ; married Matilda Ottmer on June 5, 1892 in Lakewood, Ocean County, NJ; born November 2, 1870 in New York City; died July 1, 1902 in Toms River, Ocean County, NJ.

§         Great-grandfather – Joseph Grant, born May 5, 1827 in either NJ or OH; died January 20, 1904 in Toms River, Ocean County, NJ: married Amanda Irons on April 20, 1850, Toms River, Ocean County, NJ; born June 11, 1832, Cedar Creek, Monmouth County, NJ; died April 28, 1902, Toms River, Ocean County, NJ.

§         Great-great-grandfather – Two possibilities: Joseph Grant Sr., born abt. 1777 in NJ; married to Lucy Grant; OR  Thomas Grant, born 1799 in NJ; married to Elizabeth Grover on December 24, 1823.

Kit 39417 can be traced to his:

§         great-grandfather James Knox Grant, who we believe was born in Inverness in early 1836, possibly the son of Lewis Grant and Ann Dallas. He immigrated to either Melbourne or Tazmania around 1853, and we know he definitely lived in Launceston, Tazmania for a short period, after which he immigrated to N.Z. He died on the 7th March 1894 in Otago and buried in Gore, Southland. Our problem is trying to connect him to someone in Scotland, as apparently no-one in the family knows any history at all about him.

Kit 39690  is a descendant of John Grant (b 1803 at Belleheiglash, Inveravon, BanffshireScotland ), a brother of Kit 27247's ancestor, William Grant (1809-1873, a tailor and clothier in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland) and similarly descended from the McRobie Grants.  John married his first cousin Christina Margach in 1833, emigrating to Oshawa, Ontario, Canada c1840, and died there in 1882.  He has many Canadian descendants.

Kit 40927  is a descendant of William Grant (d 1795) through son Andrew (d ca 1825) through his son Charles B Grant, through his son Henry B Grant. All lived in Rutherford, NC, then Charles moved to Macon Co., NC, where Henry was born.

Kit N41465  traces back to:

§         Father - Living;

§         Kenneth Leslie Grant (b.1905);

§         Leslie Grant (b.1872);

§         Edwin Ruthven Grant (b.1842);

§         Hobart Ruthven Grant (b.1810);

§         John Grant (Deacon)(b.1777);

§         James Grant (Captain James III, fought on colonial side in the Revolutionary War)(b.1752);

§         Ephraim Grant (b.1731);

§         James Grant (Captain James II)(b.1703);

§         James Grant (Captain)(b.1671/2);

§         Peter Grant (b.1631/4), exiled from Scotland by Cromwell after the Battle of Dunbar.

This Peter Grant line settled in the Berwick, Maine area following Peter's release from the Saugus Iron Works and remained there until Hobart Grant moved to Wisconsin in 1848. From there, the line moved to Michigan (mid to late 1800's), back to Wisconsin (1963), and recently to Florida.

Kit 42347 descended from: 

§         James Grant born 26 January 1811 In Matilda, Ontario, Canada died 14 June 1883 Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York,

§         His father was Julius John Grant believed to have been born 1785 either in Montgomery, New York or in Mass.

§         His father was John Grant born around 1750 and may have lived in Albany, New York before the revolution. John Grant fled to Canada and remained loyal to the crown.

§         His eldest son was John Grant and went to sea. His second son was Calvin and his third son was Julius John Grant. For a time they lived near Cornwall Ontario Canada. Around 1839 Julius John Grant's sons Julius, James, Jacob and John moved to Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York and by 1840 they had cleared land in Norfolk, St. Lawrence New York with the Road being called Grantville. At one time 36 Grant families lived in the area. Today some of the land is the Grantville State Forest of New York. Today some of their descendants can be found still living in the area.

I believe that we are the descendents of John Grant the son of Noah Grant spoken of in the book by Arthur Hastings Grant "The Grant Family" which includes President U.S. Grant. Jesse Root Grant had a brother John Grant. All of this would mean that my GGG Grandfather was the cousin of U.S. Grant.

Kit 42813  is a lineal descendant of Robert Grant (born about 1760) and his wife Elizabeth Grant, who lived in 1784 at Oldton of Sheuglie in Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Robert was a soldier in the 42nd Regiment. He is likely a male line descendant of the cadet families of either Grant of Corrimony or perhaps Grant of Sheuglie, both in Glenurquhart. In 1790 he was living at Ballintrom(near Tomchrasky) in neighbouringGlenmoriston, but later children were born in Glenurquhart. Kit 42813 is a second cousin of Kit 90842

Kit 42947  I am descended from George Allen.  George was born somewhere in England about 1630.  He allegedly migrated to Virginia with William Waller about 1648.  He married Mary Withers (also from England) about 1672 in Stafford County, Virginia and died in Stafford County in 1689.  Because of the settlement and migration patterns of this Allen line, I suspect Scottish ancestry.

Kit 43215  lineage is as follows:

§         Self  - Living 

§         Father - Living

§         Grandfather - Charles Leon Grant who was born 1915 and died in 1974.  He was married to Nellie Flora Oliver. 

§         G-Grandfather - Leon Mills Grant born 1893 and died in 1989.  He married Janie Ethel Lee.

§         GG-Grandfather - Amzi Neely Grant born in 1855 and died 1939.  He married Elizabeth Geneva.

§         GGG-Grandfather - James Henry Grant born in 1818 and died in 1892.  He married Elizabeth Pressly

§         GGGG-Grandfather -  Benjamin Grant who was born in 1790 and died in 1880.  He married Lavinia Williams. 

§         GGGGG- Grandfather - James Grant born about 1750 to 1755 was married to Dorcas and came to New York with his brother John in about 1774.  James and John were volunteer horsemen under Capt. Francis Kirkpatrick and were both from Chester County SC during the Revolutionary War.  James Grant died Nov 4, 1820. 

Leon Mills Grant had a son, George Mills Grant.  We have not been able to identify John Grant and his descendants.

Kit 43245 - My father had told me that my great or great-great grandfather (I don't recall which) was a first cousin to Pres. U. S. Grant.  I would really like to trace this back, but I do not have much of an idea how to go about it.  Father had also said that the immigrant ancestor came from Port Glasgow, Scotland.  His name and relationship I have forgotten.  Also, my grandparents divorced and father and grandmother moved from Illinois to California, so I never met any of my other Grant relatives.

§         Father:  Edward Mervile Grant - Born:  May 25, 1892 - Tonica, Eden Township, LaSalle County, Illinois   Died:  May 25, 1983 - Lebanon, Oregon.

§         Grandfather:  James Henry Grant - Born:  July 30, 1869 - Tonica, Illinois.  Died:  April 21, 1924 - Tonica, Ilinois

§         Great-grandfather:  David Grant - Born:  February 18, 1828 - Syracuse, New York.  Died:  August 22, 1914 - Tonica, Ilinois

§         Great-great-grandfather:  David Grant - Born:  about 1809 - Port Glasgow, Scotland.  Died: about 1908 - Illinois.

Kit 46469  is tied to John Grant, b. about 1760, living in Darlington District, SC, at least between 1800 and 1820. John’s sons include David (b. about 1789), Giles, and James (1799-1855), my second great-grandfather. About 1820, James married Nancy Anderson in SC. Nancy Anderson was the daughter of Jesse Anderson of Wayne County, NC, and later Darlington District. In the early 1820s James and Nancy and four of their children (Martha Ann, Susan Mozella, Mary Ann, and Cherry Ann) moved to GA, purchasing land in Jasper County and settling in Henry County sometime before 1840. By then, James’ brothers David and Giles had already moved to GA and later moved on to AL. James’ son William Miles Grant (1831-1912) married Elizabeth Permelia Young in Henry County in 1853, lived in DeKalb County, GA, at least between 1860 and 1870, and migrated to Ouachita Parish, LA, in the mid-1870s. William’s son Reuben Henry Grant (1861-1943), my grandfather, was born in Ouachita Parish and lived there until about 1900 and then moved with his wife and family to Eros, Jackson Parish, LA.

Kit 46999  has traced his Grant forebears to: James Grant, born about 1850 and lived in Fearn, Ross-shire. He is looking into more deail, so will let you know if anything surfaces.

Kit 50583 Grant family of Strachan Banchory Ternan Kincardinshire. From 1770’s,

§  His son, my uncle, William John Grant born 3 June 1914 Victoria Australia gave the DNA sample. I am still plodding through this family’s history and am awaiting a disc of photographs of papers from the Drum Castle Archive in Drumoak, Aberdeen.

§  My grandfather was  Joseph Grant born 9 September 1871 Maldon Victoria Australia. Son of Joseph b 1826

§  Joseph born 1826 immigrated to Australia in 1850’s, married and had 7 living children. Family lore said that we were descended from a “younger son of a Chief of the Clan” and DNA testing has shown this is possible story. I am as yet unable to find out where we exactly fit but I am researching a hypothesis which will probably take quite some time. I have a fairly comprehensive family tree built up of the families from 1773 and information on this family back to about 1670. I am happy to share my knowledge.

§  my great great grandfather George Grant , the 6th child born April 1783. George married Elizabeth Seivewright at Drumoak on 25 July 1812. George Grant “Servitor to the Lady of Drume “ died in 1639. Drumoak is right next door to Strachan so I bought the Will from Scotlands.   There were 9 children, William, John, Thomas, Henery, Mary, David, Joseph, Hellen, and Jane.

§  John Grant married Mary Will 4 December 1773 at Strachan. There were at least 15 children:
There was a George Grant died 1680 in Shampir which is in the cluster of farms/villages that make up the Strachan area.

My family knew that they were “descended from a younger son of the Chief of Grant”.  Adrian has said that it could have been a younger brother of James Stewart from whom we are descended. If that is the case I think my ancestors had very good memories for the legend!

So—my Grants have been in the Strachan area for at least 400 years and I have the paper trail for proof.
I will let you know what the outcome of the castle papers is as I may be able to go back even further.

Kit N64459  is connected to John Henry Grant. He was married to Margaret Grant (her maiden name). Margaret's grandfather was from Ireland and he married a Native Amercian. My grandparents liived in Cross Hill SC.

Kit N64459 isconnected to John Henry Grant. He was married to Margaret Grant (her maiden name). Margaret's grandfather was from Ireland and he married a Native American. My grandparents lived in Cross Hill SC.

Kit 65580 reports his grandmother, Margaret Grant, told him that her grandfather was Irish and he was married to a Native American. He may have been a soldier in the Civil War. His grandfather is John Henry Grant. As you can see both their last names areGrant.    Both of them are deceased now. I have few other details.

Kit 67540 William Grant c1764 -1840 is my earliest ancestor. Married to Christian McGregor he lived in Cromdale, Moray Scotland and was a miller at Castle Grant. Children are John b. 1785, Balnaclash, Cromdale: Janet b 1787 Cromdale :Robert Henry b 1798 Milltown Cromdale, Jean b 1799; David my gr gr grandfather1794; and lastly Mary 1797 David 1794-1868 m Janet McEwan and was an excise officer who moved around Scotland dying in Perth in 1868 His son Archibald my gr grandfather b Dunning Perthshire 1842 -1916 emigrated to New Zealand in 1862. My main object in taking part in this project is to see if l can connect with other Grants going back further. Cromdale records pre 1790 were lost in a fire and as Grants are thick on the ground there it has been impossible to link in with the right family.

Kit 76350 Our research takes us back to Alexander Grant of Grantsfield, Scotland.  Born 1693, died April 28, 1776 Kinchirdie, Aberdeen Scotland.  Married to Margaret Farquharson of Inverey Scotland, December 1739. Our line descends from son named James Ogilvie Grant born (baptised) June 10, 1746 at Grantsfield. Died August 17, 1801 in Dorchester England.  James was a Colonel in the 49th Regiment.  He was married to Isobel Ogilvie on December 3, 1775 in Parish of Keith, Rathven County, Banffshire.  Had at least one son. James Grant. James was born in Blairmaude, BoyndieCo. Scotland c.1788.  Christened April 11, 1788, Church of Scotland. Parish of Boyndie Banffshire. Married Eleanor Maria Ann Elliot at St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh Scotland March 27, 1825.  Family emigrated to Sydney Australia (for health reasons) on the barque “Mary” in November 1839. James died in Campbelltown, Sydney Australia on April 19, 1840. Buried in Campbelltown cemetery. Eleanor, his wife remarried to Reverend William Walker on April 20, 1846 in Wesleyan Church Parramatta. Died June 30, 1872, Randwick, Sydney and is buried in St. Jude’s Anglican cemetery Randwick.  We descend from their son Alexander Ogilvie Grant.  Born Jedburgh, Roxburg Scotland, March 30, 1826. Married to Rosanna Amelia (Emma) Reid, April 21, 1851, West Maitland, NSW. Alexander remarried on September 16, 1881 in Bourke to Arabella (Bella) Battley. Alexander died May 12, 1891 and is buried in C. of E. cemetery Parramatta NSW.  We descend from Alexander and Rosanna’s son Charles Edward Grant. Married Charlotte Jane (Jessie) Hancock.  My grandfather was their son Cecil Lorraine ReidhavenGrant.  Born March 18, 1890 in Barringun, Bourke NSW.  A Chartered Accountant. Died April 20, 1963 Longueville, Sydney.  Married Mabel Lillian (Lil) Champion on June 24, 1918 in Armidale NSW. Mabel was born January 26, 1894 Armidale NSW and died Janaury 29, 1985 in Taree NSW.

Kit 76847 Grant ancestors can be traced no further than the end of the 18th century, when they were farmers in Duffus, Moray. The earliest Grant ancestor we can identify positively is Andrew.

§         Alexander's 1859 certificate of marriage in the Borough of Elgin. There are corroborated records of Alexander's birth in 1823 in Duffus and death in 1912, in Arran Township, Bruce County, Ontario.

§         John Grant in Duffus Parish, parents Andrew Grant and Elspet Dick, but the date lacks corroboration. John is identifiable in the 1841 census, with spouse Katherine (Ross), and place of residence, Woodside, Duffus. The same information is in John's 1873 death record. John and Katherine are named on their son (my great-grandfather)

§         Andrew, at the 6th generation. He and his wife Elspet Dick are named on their son John's death certificate (1873). We have a 1796 birth certificate for


Kit 80123b. 1938;  in Port of Spain, Trinidad
Sons of: Willard Geddes Grant b. Feb 1903 Trinidad d. Sept. 1979 Toronto, ON, Canada
Son of: Thomas Geddes Grant b. May 1866, Merigomish, NS, d. Sept. 1934, Trinidad
Son of: Rev. Dr. Kenneth James Grant, b. Feb. 1839; d. Jan. 1931, Halifax, NS
Son of George Grant, b.December 1799, d. Nov 1892 Pictou County, NS
Son of Peter Grant: b. ca. 1767 Glen Urquhart, Scotland; d. October 1859, Scotch Hill, NS
Son of: Alpin Grant b. March 1740, Glen Urquhart, Scotland; d. date unknown, place
probably Pictou County, N.S. 
Son of: John Grant  (also called John Roy Grant, MacAllanvain) born ca. 1700, Scotland died: date and place unknown, likely in Strathspey, Scotland.  
Son of: Allan Grant (known as Allan Bain)

Kit #80907- was born in the UK and emigrated to the US in 1967.  His paternal grandfather, Samuel Herbert Ruddle, was born in London in 1880 and the illegitimate child of a maid servant.

Kit 82442- is a descendant of Josiah Allen.

§         Self - Living

§         Father Jesse Rufus Allen b Mar 1, 1907 Thomas City, Jefferson County, Florida
 d 05 May 1999, Vero   Beach, Florida

§         G Father Joseph Rufus Allen, b 03 Jul 1870 Jefferson County, Florida d 12 Nov 1930
  d 12 Nov 1930 Vero Beach, Florida

§         GGF Joseph William Allen, b 28 Dec 1840 Decatur County, Georgia,
 d 06 Sep 1915 Waukenah, Jefferson County, Florida

§         GGGF William C. Allen b 1804 South Carolina
 d 10 May 1859 Georgia

Not sure of the following but believe it to be true!!!

§         GGGGF William Winn Allen b Abt. 1782 96th District, Edgefield, South Carolina
 d Bef. 1826 Bef. 1826 ?

§         GGGGGF Josiah Allen b Abt. 1756 Virginia
 d Abt. 1783 South Carolina

Kit 82582 is the 8th generation of Grants in New Brunswick Canada, who were shipped out of New York in October 1773 to Partown Canada, which is now Saint John. My Ancestor who first came here was a Widow and was addressed as Widow Grant on all documents we have found. Her husband served with the king's American Regiment and was a (Memorialist). Widow Grant had 5 sons: Peter, John, William, finley and Lawrence who all settled in New Brunswick Canada. Widow Grant went on to Marry again to Mr Henry Chronkite. We are still searching for Widow Grants husband who was reportedly killed at the end of the Revolutionary war in 1783. We do not know his name. We do think that he may have served under col. Atwood who too, settled in New Brunswick Canada. It appears that the records to my Paternal Ancestor may be in the archives in NYC unless they were destroys by the Patriots after the war. We are still searching and hope we could find some missing links with other people in the DNA project.

Kit 83161 is tied to Donald Grant born 1735 -1759 Married to Marjorie "May" Falconer married 1774 Children Alexander 1781 died 8 Oct 1862 in Tomnahurich Bridge Scotland ( was the start of my line) he married Ms Ann "Nanny" Mc Kinnon born Inverness Scotland married 2 Dec 1804 died 1855; Donald born 6 March 1775 in Dalcross Scotland : William born 5 Oct 1777 ; Ms MargoryGrant born 10 Aug1791; Sister: Duncan Born 1795. William Grant was an Inverness man, who migrated to Stornoway, Scotland and settle in the area long before marrying Johanna Morison in 1906.  In 1917, he founded the Stornoway Gazette.  Three of their six sons became prominent figures in the newspaper world in the Highlands.  Johanna was the youngest daughter of Roderick Morison, a retired ship's captain.  Johanna had a brother by the same name as her dad, who became a minister of the Stornway High Church.  William Grant died in 1932 at the age of 59.

My father, Duncan, was born in Clachan, North Uist - 9 Apr 1893. Married Isabella Duncan Jessiman in Capetown on 10 June 1929.  His father was also Duncan, born in Duthil IV 20 Feb 1855. Married to Marion MacRea in Dornie Kintail 22 June 1880. They had five children two of whom settled in the USA another remained in Dornie, another who died at age 16, and my Dad who left the Scotland he loved and settled in Southern Rhodesia, doing a stint in Northern Rhodesia where his two sons were born. In 1938 he was transferred to Umtali, (now Mutare) where he dies in 1982, followed two months later by his wife two months later.I have tried to delve back into the history of the family and thought I had unearthed Duncan's family but it proved incorrect.

Kit 85435  indicates that the oldest known relative I am certain of is:

John Henry Grant, born in Frederick County, Maryland, February 19,1790, married August 7, 1817 to Susannah Johnson who was from Pennsylvania and born 1794 and died August 5, 1852. John Henry Grant died November 19,1853 in Pickaway County, Ohio. He was a private in the War of 1812, served with th first regiment under Captain William Key from Ross County, Ohio. John Henry Grant is buried at the John Graffis farm in Washington Township, Pickaway County, Ohio.

His children are:

§         Samuel Grant (May 28, 1819 in Pickaway County, Ohio - July 9, 1895 in Pickaway County, Ohio),

§         Susannah Grant (1830 - ?), George Grant (1834 - January 20, 1864) and he was with the Second Ohio Calvary during the Civil War,

§         Peter Grant (1835 - ?), Marie (1838 - ?),

§         John Henry Grant Jr. (1845 - July 23, 1863) and he died at the Big Black River in Mississippi as a Private in the 42nd OVI age 18 and buried at Zion Cemetery in Washington Township Pickaway County Ohio,

§         Elizabeth (1847 - died at age of 16), Minerva (1850 - 1860). That is all the children of which I am aware. 

John Henry Grant is my 3rd Great Grandfather and Samuel is my 2nd Great Grandfather.

I was told by a Darlene Ironmonger a few years ago that the only Grant left in Fredrick County Md1790 was a William Grant. And she felt it was my John Henry Grant's father, but I have never heard from her again. And I have never been able to find anything else about him. I even e-mailed the USA Grant Clan researcher and have never heard from him either. And when I had the DNA test done they told me my Grant line was from the Lock Ness area of Glenmorisson area and they matched me to the Chief Stewart of Grant.

Kit 85599  is tied to William M. Grant born 1861 in Ohio . The son of Isaac and Lydia A. Grant also believe to be from Ohio. We do not know anything about him except he was married to Mary L. McDonald ( Nova Scotia) in Medfield, Massachusetts on Feb 27, 1889. They had three children their names were Dorothy, Clarence ,and Ethel. He left them about 1898-- we have no idea where he went after. We would appreciate anyone with close DNA ties to respond.

Kit 90842  is a lineal descendant of Robert Grant (born about 1760) and his wife Elizabeth Grant, who lived in 1784 at Oldton of Sheuglie in Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Robert was a soldier in the 42nd Regiment. He is likely a male line descendant of the cadet families of either Grant of Corrimony or perhaps Grant of Sheuglie, both in Glenurquhart. In 1790 he was living at Ballintrom(near Tomchrasky) in Glenmoriston, but later children were born in Glenurquhart. Kit 90842 is a second cousin of Kit 42813.

Kit 91779  is a descendant of William Grant, b. 1707, of King George County, VA.  William was married to Margaret White. They had one son, James Grant.  On his maternal side, Eduardo Henriquez, b. 1864, was from Analusia, Spain via Cuba.

Kit 92374  is tied to John Grant (born abt 1740) in Tomchaldon/Thomchalton croft in Tulloch. He married Janet Grant on the 16th Sept 1766. They had a son Gregor Grant born abt. 31 Jan 1766 (oops). This Gregor married Margaret Cameron, date unknown. They had a son Grigor Grant born 12th Jan 1786. At this stage the family werestill residing at Tomchaldon. Grigorwent on to marry Betsie Grant of Rybhoanbhar, but at some stage the family moved to Rynuan. He was also a Corporal in the 10th Militia. An area near Stranruewas named after him "Grigor’s Green" (Not known of now by the locals). By all accounts he was a bit of a lad! I think this move coincided with the croft at Thomchaldonburning down and or the marriage of his son Gregor(born 3rd March 1827 my GGG Grandfather ) to Janet Stewart of Rynuan in 1850. Gregorand Janet had a son Donald Grant (born 3rd March 1855 my GG Grandfather(1 of 7 children)). The more I look into the circumstances of the Tulloch area the more I am convinced that Thomchaldon was perhaps a sub tenant croft on the Mains of Tulloch farm. More research underway in the Seafield Papers may resolve this. Donald then married Christina McLeod at Charlestown, Inverness. They had nine children. One of them Charles, my Grandfather, was born in Upper Kessock Street, Inverness. It would appear that the family moved around the Inverness/ Aviemorearea. The oldest 2 children appear to have been born in Bonar, Balphadrig a suburb of Inverness, they then moved to Alvie where my grandfather was born, thenthey move back to Inverness. Still looking for information earlier than 1740.

Kit 93864  is tied to James Grant who married Isabella Cameron 9/9/1788. At the time of his marriage he was living at Mill of Tore (Balnain) in Glenurquhartwest of Drumnadrochit. The DNA results show that James is decended from the Grants of Shewglie/Sheuglie but James' father is not known. Two possibilities are Alexander Grant (The Swordsman) descended from the second son of Robert Grant 2nd. of Sheuglie and Colonel Hugh Grant of Moy descended from the first son.

Kit 97440  is tied to

§  William Grant, b. 1721, location unknown. He was in Orange County, VA by 1750s, so he may have been born there. William died in 1795 in Rutherford, County, NC. Kit 97440's, his

§         father was Marvin Grant b. 1896 in MO; his

§         grandfather was Henry Grant b. 1866 in TN; his

§         great grandfather was Henry Grant b. 1826 in NC; his

§         2nd great grandfather was John Grant b. 1799 in NC; his

§         3rd great grandfather was Alexander Grant b. 1762 in NC; his

§         4th great grandfather was the above mentioned William Grant.

Kit 100170  is a descendant of

§         thepossible son of George Grant III and Patience Hobart.  Their son,

§         Ichabod.  Birth, marriage and christening records. Unable to verify William as the son of Samuel, but that was proven by Robert Grant and Rick Crume. Info on George and Ida came from my grandfathersmarriage license. Records for my grandfather’s brother Levi Raymond was found at the home of my grandparents in 2007.  Located graves for George’s brother and sister, as children of Ichabird and Mary. (s/b Ichabod) Ichabod was the 2nd settler to the Southampton area in 1862 have located his old homestead site. My grandfather birth was never recorded, his parents were both dead by the age of 9, he was raised by his older sisters.  My grandparents are buried in the East Cloverdale Cemetery with my grandmother’s parents. George Frederick is also buried there in an unmarked grave. We have some idea where his grave is located, family members passed the info down over the ages and my aunts were able to pinpoint a location.

§         William Grant

§         Samuel Grant, christened 1760 in Dublin Ireland.  Samuel Grant married Ann Nancy Nichols and their children were,William 1787-1879, Samuel Jr.1790-1856, Ann, Mary1792-, Elizabeth 1808-after 1860, Benjamin 1816-, Fanny 1806- and Charles 1806-.  Rick Crume is in possession of Samuel's christening record.

Kit 101946  goes back to 1846 to Marlboro County, SC with Peter Grant who was married to Ann Eliza Chance. It is believed that Peter Grant, Jeremiah Grant and John Grant were all brothers but this is yet to be proven. No information has been found to date that takes us further back than Peter Grant and we have no history further back. We are interested in making a connection with other Grants that can add to our family history.

Kit 102542  goes back as far as !835, with the birth of Edward Grant of Co. Armagh Ireland, a farmer. He was born Nov 11, 1835 and died April 22, 1892 in Brookfield, MO. Buried in St Michaels Catholic Cemetery. He married Mary E. Grant, of Irish ancestry, born in Canada, July 1839. Listed in the 1910 census as being 69 yrsand a naturalized citizen. We do not know where in Canada they lived during this time. Further research is pending. Mary may be an McConnell, as Edward McConnell born in Co. Armagh Ireland, is buried in the same plot. He died in 1875 at age 90 years. Sons and Daughters born to this union, Emily Grant b. 1860 Canada, Margaret Grant b.1861 Canada, John Grant b 1863 Canada, Joseph Grant b.1865 Canada, (married Josie Grant, daughter Mary E. Grant b 1898); *Robert Grant b. 1866 Canada, (married Alma Grant b. 1873 in Illinois, daughters Lena. b. 1892 and Lilly b. 1894, son, Lewis b.1903, son, Vernon, b. 1906, son Chester, b 1908, daughter Gina, b. 1909 or 10); James Grant b 1868, Canada; Henry Grant b 1870, Brookfield Mo.; **Lawrence Grant, b. 1875 Brookfield Mo; (this was grandfather of our line) (married Grace Brewer Grant ((niece of General John J. Pershing)), b Mountain Grove,Mo); Frank Grant, b. 1878 Grantsville, Mo; Patrick Grant b. 1880, Brookfield Mo. d.1880 6 mo; Mary Catherine Grant b 1884, Brookfield Mo. *Robert Grant was living in Tulsa Ok in 1930, son Chester died in Tulsa, April 11, 1998, born July 16, 1907 or 08. **Sons of Lawrence were Clarence (Pat), b. 1909 (m. Florence, son Robert Lee and daughter Patricia Ann), Emery W. Grant (father of our line) sons, William E. Grant, Clarence R. Grant, daughter Judy Grant Small. Would love to have any information about the rest of this family.

Kit 112611  earliest known anscestorwas John of Shettleston, Scotland, who had son, James (1828-1883), a potato merchant; son William, a blacksmith of Grafton Square, Glasgow; and son Robert, who emigrated to Australia My great-grandfather was also a James Grant, who sired 13 children. Four died in infancy, but a son, John, eventually emigrated to Canada in 1910. Sons William and James died in 1863. A later son, James (1872-1954), was a gents clothier and then Robert, (1877-1943) was a butcher, Thomas (!879-1951) was a wholesale grocer, and Andrew (1879 - ?) went to Canada. John, who went to Canada, and his wife, Helen Stewart, had six children. My grandfather was William Grant (1864-19380. And, my father was Archibald MontgomerieGrant (1900-1972). His brothers were William MontgomerieGrant (1903-1975) and James (Jim) Montomerie Grant (1910-1990), all of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. I am trying to find connections earlier than 1829 and where in Highlands of Scotland our line originated and its connection within Clan Grant.

Kit 114696 has the following lineage:

§         O. B. Muckleroy b 3 Jan 1884 Martinsville Nacogdoches Co TX d 7 Jun 1969 Nacogdoches Co TX m Mittie Carnes

§         James Henderson Muckleroy b 30 Apr 1847 Benton/Calhoun Co AL d 15 Sep 1938 Martinsville Nacogdoches Co., TX m Mary Eliza Bentley

§         James Muckleroy b 27 Dec 1821 Franklin Co TN d aft 1876 TX m Adeline Allen

§         Floyd Elijah Muckleroy b 26 May 1800 Wilkes/Oglethorpe Co GA d aft 29 Jan 1851 Nacogdoches Co TX m Catherine Burrows

§         Dawson Isaac Muckleroy b 26 May 1777 Johnston Co NC d 27 Aug 1830 -22 Nov 1830 Franklin Co TN m Sarah

§         Avington Muckleroy b bef1748 Wake Co N Carolina d c1798 prob Ogelthorpe Co GA m Sarah

§         Archibald Mackelroy b 13 Feb 1719 Baltimore Co MD d aft 9 Dec 1760 Johnston Co., NC m Catherine

§         John Mackelroy b c1690 d aft 23 Nov 1765 Johnston/Wake Co NC m Frances

Kit  Muckleroy also has had a Family Finder done.

The only Grants on my database are spouses with no parents known. I have 8 and only 2 are linked. There are Mackelroys, Carnes, and Allens on our line. Felix and my mother were double first cousins. I don’t have a DNA for Allen, but Muckleroy and Carnes are both at FTDNA – both 67 tests.   There is a Burrows test at FTDNA from a descendant of a brother of Catherine Burrows. The Carnes test is very close to Niall of the Nine Hostages.

I don’t know if this connects to 49247 – George Allen. This is from the book Allens of the Southern States by Miller and Miller.

This is under the heading of Mary Mead Allen born 1812. Among her family members was a William Crawford, Jr. who was a descendant of William Allen of STAFFORD County, Virginia Through his son, Joseph Allen of Stafford Co., VA through his son John Allen who married Ursula WITHERS.

If there is any interest I this, I can scan the page. This mentions Stafford and Withers so I thought it could connect. We have a Carter ancestor in Early Stafford County, Virginia. MittieCarnes of 114696  this lineage.


I’ll be glad to do a look up from the book but since it is primarily Allens, I would need to have a spouse or mother or some such (or location) to do much good.

The person from Attala Co., MS might have run into our Carnes who lived there at one time. The Carnes family moved from Hinds County, and Attala Co., to Texas.

Kit #115576  is a descendant of Matthew Grant (1601-1681) is our earliest known ancestor and sailed to America from SW England circa 1631, arriving first in Dorchester, MA, but settling Windsor, CT, soon after.  The line looks like this::

§         Father - Living

§         Grandfather - Living

§         Dr. Levi Harrison Grant (Jan 19, 1889 Minneapolis, MN-July 21, 1968 Akron, OH) married Helen Gertrude Pepper (June 14, 1891 Boston, MA-Oct. 22, 1979 Akron, OH) on July 12. 1919 in Boston, MA.

§         Dr. James George Grant (May 9, 1861 Smithville Flats, NY-1929 Akron, OH) married Maria Bush Curtis (Nov 1 1860 Danby, NY-June 12 1933 Akron, OH) on April 27, 1887 in Waverly, NY. Physician.

§         Theron Grant (Jan. 28, 1815 Smithville Flats, NY-Apr. 3, 1871 Greene, N. Y) married Jane Harrison (1821 Belfast, Ireland-Nov. 7, 1877 Greene, NY), daughter of James. Harrison and Elizabeth Kinnier, in Smithville Flats on Dec. 1, 1842. Resided in Smithville Flats til 1869 when he moved to Greene, NY. Was a farmer.

§         David Grant (Feb. 25, 1778 Litchfield, CT-July 25, 1849(1850) Smithville Flats, NY) married Jemima Bancroft (May 30, 1781 Torrington, CT-July 22 (23, 25), 1863 Smithville Flats, NY); daughter of Ephraim Bancroft and Jemima Loomis in Litchfield, CT (Torrington), 1805. Resided in Litchfield until 1808, then moved to Smithville Flats, NY. Was a farmer and the US marshal at the ovation given to editor Selleck Osborn, confined in jail in Litchfield in Aug. 1806. (http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ledger/students/7164)

§         Ambrose Grant (Sep, 14, 1747 Litchfield, CT-Dec. 7, 1816 Litchfield, CT) married Hannah Mason (Feb, 12, 1745/6 Litchfield, CT-July 3, 1832 Litchfield, CT) daughter of John Mason and Lydia Cook, in Litchfield, CT, on Nov. 20, 1771. Resided in Lithchfield and worked as a tythingman, surveyor, lister, fence viewer. Served in the Revolution (his musket being in the possession of the author Arthur Hastings Grant c. 1900) but was taken ill about the time the British took N. Y. C. and went home. He had prisoners stationed at his house until the close of the war.

§         Increase Grant (Feb 13, 1716/7 Windsor, CT-1793 (will proved Nov. 11, 1801)) married Ann Hosford, daughter of Deacon Nathaniel Hosford and Mary Phelps, in Litchfield on Feb. 19, 1745/6.. Married secondly Mindwell (Lyman) Strong (July 13, 1714 Northampton, MA-1791) in 1786. She was the widow of Jacob Strong, Jr.

§         Josiah Grant (Jan. 28, 1682 Windsor, CT-Feb. 26, 1762 Litchfield, CT) married Sarah Cooke (?-July 30, 1713 Windsor, CT) daughter of John Cooke and Sarah Fiske, in Windsor on March. 30, 1710. Married secondly Sarah Cook (Feb. 10, 1690/1 Windsor, CT-Feb. 28, 1777 Litchfield, CT) daughter of Nathaniel Cook and Lydia on Aug. 4, 1714 in Windsor, CT. Resided in Windsor until 1726, then moved to Litchfield, CT. In Windsor he was hayward, surveyor, grand juror, fence viewer, and tythingman; in Litchfield he was tythingman, lister, sergt., surveyor, grand juror, and selectman.

§         John Grant (Sep. 30, 1642 in Windsor, CT-July 22, 1684 Windsor, CT) married first Mary Hull (Oct, 8, 1648 Windsor, CT-June 29, 1720) dau. of Josiah Hull and Elizabeth Loomis, on Aug. 2, 1666.  Married secondly ?? Lived in the family homestead, which he enlarged; perambulator, fence viewer, lister, constable, collector; in King Philip's War he was ordered, Sep. 6, 1676, to take 20 men, and march to the relief of Westfield and Springfield, thus becoming the first military member of the family; they owned cov. inthe church.

§         Matthew Grant (Oct. 27, 1601 in England-Dec. 16, 1681 Windsor, CT) married first ,Priscilla Grey (?-Apr. 27, 1644 Windsor, CT) on Nov. 16, 1625 in England. Married secondly Susanna (Capen or Chapin) Rockwell (Apr. 5, 1602-Nov. 14, 1666 Windsor, CT) in Windsor, CT, on May 29, 1645. She was the widow of Deacon William Rockwell and probably the daughter of Bernard Capen. They did not have any children, allow Susanna did have children from her previous marriage. On March. 20, 1630, he embarked with his family on the " Mary and John " at Plymouth, Eng. , and reached Boston harbor May 30, 1630. He settled at Dorchester, Mass., and was admitted a freeman May 18, 1631 ; but, with many others, he disliked the close union of church and state that characterized the colony of Massachusetts Bay, as well as the growing tendency to establish the government in the hands of a privileged class and to minimize the voice of the people in the conduct of their own affairs. Accordingly, in Oct. 1635, he went overland to the Connecticut River, with the party that prepared for the settlement of Windsor, although his family probably did not remove to Windsor until the following April. There, freed from the trammels of a royal charter, he assisted in forming a true democracy, the germ from which American political institutions have grown. His lot was in the Palisado, next the town lot. This he gave to his son John, with whom he spent his declining years. It is said that he was a carpenter. He was the first, and for many years the principal, surveyor; deacon of the first church; recorder (town clerk) 1652-77; townsman (selectman) many years, frequently receiving the highest number of votes; on the committees to lay out the bounds between Windsor and Hartford in 165 1 and 1660, and to view the state of the town in 1651 and 1654. The absence of records makes it impossible to give a complete list of the offices he held, but he was one of the important men of the town. Of him Dr. Stiles says, in his History of Ancient Windsor: " Few men, indeed, filled so large a place in the early history of Windsor, or filled it so well, as honest Matthew Grant ; his name figures in almost every place of trust, and the early records of the town show that his duties were always conscientiously performed." In 1654 he compiled "A Book of Records of Town Ways in Windsor." He was also the compiler of the " Old Church Record," which has furnished the basis for the histories of most of the families of ancient Windsor. He was a type of the best settlers of New England, and left to his descendants an untarnished name and the example of an unswerving fidelity to the public trusts com- mitted to him, for he quaintly comments on his own work: " I have been careful to do nothing on one man's desire."

Kit 118388  indicates his oldest known descendant is John Grant in Roxby, Yorkshire, England on or about 1450 AD. His son was William Grant, born about 1485 in the same place. This information was researched under the direction of Heber J. Grant when he was President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I cannot vouch for its accuracy. I do have a couple of family rumors on why it stops there. It is said when he made it back this far he found an illegitimate son and stopped the research. Also, I am told that my line is not related to President U.S. Grant. I am told that the King of England gave one of my descendants a large portion of land. As a sign of respect for the king, his descendant took the surname of Grant to show he accepted the grant of land he was given.

Kit 120814 - My family, as I know it so far, is from N. and S. Carolina. I've verified my gggrandfather to be James S. Grant (b. 1862 or 1878) m. Nancy Prevatt (b. 1869 or 1881). I'm currently looking for James Grant, father to James S. Grant, m. Sarah Quick of S. Carolina. It's not much info, but hopefully it rings a bell for someone.

Kit 121522  is a descendantof John Grant (c1700) in Inverlochie and his wife, Jean Forbes. Their place of origin is unknown. They had several children, all born in the Parish of Kirkmichael, Scotland. John came to America in the mid 1700sbut it is unknown whether he stayed or returned to Scotland. One son was William Grant (1743) of Trois-Riviers, Quebec, merchant and senior trading partner of Grant, Campion and Co. of the Northwest Co. William married Marguerite Fafarddit Laframbois at Trois-Rivieres in 1787 and was the father of HBC Chief Trader of Ft. Hall, Richard Grant. Richard Grant married Marie Ann Breland and was the father of Johnny/John F. Grant. Johnny was a trader and rancher at Deer Lodge, Montana, and the originator of the Grant-Kohr's Ranch National Historic Site. He was also one of the original settlers of what is now the Carman area of Manitoba, Canada. Other families related or associated with these Grants were Laframbois, Dobie, Breland, Rowand, Grant, Kittson, Higgins, McLauchlin, Dempsey, Tendoy,LaVatta, Bruneau, McIver, Dease and many more. My interest lies in identifying the Scottish place of origin of this family and other Grant connections.

Kit 122206  lineage is as follows:

§         My Grant line married into the Allen line back in 1750 in Rothiemay, Banffshire, Scotland. Both sides of my husband’s family were in Rothiemay, Huntly and Aberdeen until the 1900"s. Other family connections are Cruickshank, Scott, Hepburn, Gray, Mc Donald, Stewart, Minto(Minty) and Mc Pherson.

§         Alan Keith Grant was born 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland. We married in 1957 and he died in 1997 of ALS. We started our genealogy search when he was diagnosed with ALS and so far no trace of it in his genealogy. 

§         Alan Keith Grant was born 1901 in Bankhead, Aberdeen and he died in died Detroit, Michigan in 1953. He married Williamina Scott in Holyoke Mass.

§         Charles born 14 April 1858 in Newhills also went to Maine. His first wife was Jessie Gordon Gray and she died in Maine He sent for a housekeeper Mary Rankin Young and he married her on Deer Island, Maine 4 March 1895. He had 6 children by each wife. When the family returned to Scotland permanently most of the children remained in the States. Some in Mass and some to California.

§         William Grant born 1831 in Abernethie was a feur and stone mason He travelled to Russia and Maine and had a granite quarry on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. He had 2 wives Margaret Minto (Minty) and Isabella Keith. and had 3 children that I know of.

§         John Grant born 1781, in Inveravon,  married a  Marjorie born 1785 (1841,1851 and 1861 census)

§         As yet unproven: Angus GRANT,

Kit 123602 is believed to be a descendant of Christopher Grant, born 1608, location- England, not proven, to Watertown, Essex, Mass. where worked as a glazier on the first Harvard U. building. Parent may be John Grant of Roxbury, Yorkshire, England, born 1563 who had a son, Christopher.

Kit 126367  is a direct descent of:

§         Their second son, Sidney George Grant, my father, was born 1/9/1888 who married my mother Elsie May Pike on 26/12/1920 in Crewkerne,Somerset. He died 27/6/1968.

§         Their second son, another David, my Grandfather, was born 14/4/1858 at Glenlarig,Edinkillie. He married Cis (not her true christian name) Smith, who was born about 1857 in Taunton Somerset. They were married on 23/11/1884 in Marylebone,London. He died 14/12/1932.

§         Their second son, also David, and my great Grandfather, was born 1814-1817. He married a Jane Ross in 1849 in Edinkillie.

§         Alexander Grant, his great-great-great-grandfather, who married Margaret Grant 26/6/1756 in Edinlillie. One of their sons was David, my great-great grandfather, who was born/Baptized 14/5/1767 in Bogginay,Edinkillie. He married a Margaret Duncan 3/12/1804 in Edinkillie.

Kit 126897 Kit 126897is a direct descendant of the Grants of Sheuglie in Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire through Alexander Grant 4th of Sheuglie (taken prisoner after Culloden and died imprisoned at Tilbury) through his 4th son Patrick Grant 1st of Lochletter, Glenurquhart(died 1806), then through his son Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Grant HEICS 2nd of Lochletter (born 1753, died 1816), through his second son, William Grant of the 92nd Regiment (born 1796, in Calcutta India , died 1852). Look forward to a chat.

Kit 133216 is a seventh generation descendant of Alpin Grant, who left Scotland in September 1775 with a group of emigrants on the ship Glasgowbound for New York. They were prevented from entering the harbour by a British man-o’-war (“lest they join the disturbances ashore”) and were sent on to Boston where they were enlisted in a loyalist force called the Royal Highland Emigrants, or the 84th Regiment of Foot. Eventually he was stationed in to Nova Scotia and served there until they he was discharged in October 1783.  He was subsequently given a grant of 500 acres of land in the Pictou area for his military service.

 The OPR for Urquhart and Glenmoriston, indicates that AlpinGrant was born on 15 March 1740, that he had a sister Ann who married Alex Grant, Carnoch, who later lived in Drum Fadda, near Corrimony, and an elder brother, James Grant, who was married on 13 February 1755.  (Alpin and his wife Margaret Grant were living in Drum Fadda when their second son, James, was born in 1773.) Alpin’s brother James came to Nova Scotia with his family on the ship Hectorin 1773 and was a miller by trade.  It is believed they had another brother, John Grant, who served with the 42ndReg’t. (the Black Watch) during the American campaign.  When he was discharged in Halifax in 1783, John gave Alpinthe right to land that he had earned because of his military service. 

 The OPR gives their father’s name as John, or John Roy Grant, Meiklie, and the entry for James’s wedding includes a further name for John Roy, that of “MacAllanvain” or “son of Allan Bain”, or Allan the Fair. Meiklie is at the western end of Glen Urquhart and was part of the estate of Grant of Corrimony.  In the 1770s John Roy Grant and his sons James and John had the rental of “an auchtenpart of land” in Garvault(in Strathspey) plus an “oxgatein the Black Ward” (about two miles east of Garvault) and the “improvement of Coire Seilech” (immediately adjacent to Garvault), for which they paid £92: 8 shillings in annual rent.  These may or may not be Alpin Grant’s father and brothers, but there is a strong possibility that they are.  The rental for 1774 no longer includes the names of James and John, James having left for Nova Scotia on the Hector the year before, and John likely having joined the 42nd.

Kit 133216  b.1934 in Port of Spain, Trinidad
Sons of: Willard Geddes Grant b. Feb 1903 Trinidad d. Sept. 1979 Toronto, ON, Canada
Son of: Thomas Geddes Grant b. May 1866, Merigomish, NS, d. Sept. 1934, Trinidad
Son of: Rev. Dr. Kenneth James Grant, b. Feb. 1839; d. Jan. 1931, Halifax, NS
Son of George Grant, b.December 1799, d. Nov 1892 Pictou County, NS
Son of Peter Grant: b. ca. 1767 Glen Urquhart, Scotland; d. October 1859, Scotch Hill, NS
Son of: Alpin Grant b. March 1740, Glen Urquhart, Scotland; d. date unknown, place probably PictouCounty, N.S. 
Son of: John Grant  (also called John Roy Grant, MacAllanvain) born ca. 1700, Scotland died: date and place unknown, likely in Strathspey, Scotland.
Son of: Allan Grant (known as Allan Bain)

Kit 138335– Self   Johnny R. Grant   Born Anderson County, S. C. 2-9-1947

§  Father - Ralph A. Grant,  Born Oconee County, S. C.   4-27-1914; Died  Anderson County, S. C. 8-6-1985

§   Grandfather - Samuel Asa Grant  Born Oconee County, S. C.  7-1894; Died  Tampa, Florida

§   Great Grandfather - William Grant Born Oconee County, S. C.   3-15-1872; Died  Oconee County, S. C.  5-21-1936;(husband of Anna Maria Grant,  Daughter of Samuel Grant and Granddaughter of Asa Grant, son of William Grant)

§  Great GreatGrandfather - Pressley Grant   Born Oconee County, S, C.  11-21-1848  Died Oconee County, S. C.  1-31-1921

§  Great Great Great Great Grandfather - William Grant  Born Oconee County, S. C.1-8-1893 Died  Oconee County, S. C.   1860

§  Great Great Great Great GreatGrandfather - William Grant  Born Augusta County, Va. 8-3-1761   Died Oconee County, S. C.8-28-1853

§   Great GreatGreat Great Great Great Grandfather - William Grant  Birth place unknown circa 1732   Died Greenville County, S. C.  12-13-1812

Kit 141765 - "Brickwalled" with John Grant ,born estimated 1660's ? Derbyshire?

§         Father - Leslie Grant , born 20th July 1911, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, died 11th April 1994, Sheffield. Married Miriam (Mirry) Beskaby born 1909 in Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, died 2004 in Todwick, Nr Sheffield.

§         Grandfather - Willis Wilfred Grant, born 12th September 1881, Sheffield , South Yorkshire, died 14th April 1968 Sheffield, married in Sheffield 20th August 1910 to Mary Ellen Gale born Sheffield 1884, died 8th.May 1956.

§         1 X Gt Grandfather--Charles Grant Born 1 Sep 1837 Sutton Cum Lound,Nottinghamshire, Marrige Sep Qtr Sheffield S.Yorkshire to Ann Gowland Born Abt 1838 Sheffield S.Yorkshire.

§         2 X Gt Grandfather-Thomas Grant Bap 25 Sep 1796 Babworth,Nottinghamshire,  Married 27 Oct 1817 Sutton Cum LoundNottinghamshire to Ellen Carlisle Bap Abt 1799 Manchester,Lancashire

§         3 X Gt Grandfather -William Grant, Bap 29 Dec 1764 Chesterfield (Walton) Derbyshire, Married 27 May 1793 Anston S.Yorkshireto Christiana Bennett Bap Apr 1769 Wingerworth, Derbyshire.

§         4 X Gt Grandfather -Michael Grant, Bap 17 Oct 1732 Chinley,Derbyshire,England.  Married 27 May 1756 Clowne, Derbyshire to Sarah Renshaw Bap 4 Nov 1733 Clowne, Derbyshire

§         5 X Gt Grandfather-William Graunt,baptised 13th August 1687 in the hamlet of Whitehough (Parish of Chapel en le Frith) Derbyshire England.  1st Marriage in Chinley (Parish of Glossop) Derbyshire on the 18th October 1708 to Hannah Ashmore baptised Oct 1690 Chinley who was buried on the 27th May 1730 at Walton (Chesterfield) Derbyshire.   2nd Marriage 16 June 1732 Peak Forest,Derbyshire to Jane Ward 

§         6 X Gt Grandfather-John Grant  (No details of Birth,  Estimate 1667?  Unconfirmed.  I have only Paper Proof back to 5 X Gt Grandfather William Graunt (1687)

Must explain the following. My 6 X Gt Grandfather's estimated birth was arrived at between myself and Adrian Grant, way back in October 2010 when he phoned me ref a fairly close DNA match between myself and Michael Grant ,163789 , who as you know traces his Family History back to "Gregor" son of Patrick (McAlpine) Grant.

Adrian believes that my John Grant (estimated birth 1667) is possibly the younger brother of Patrick (McAlpine) Grant or another "Natural" brother John (possibly unknown). Which would in turn relate myselfto the Rothiemurchus Cadet Line.

Having contacted Michael Kit # 163789 and with both of us (Mike in Feb 2010 and myself in Nov 2010) having written to "Jonnie Grant" (Rothiemurchus) in the hope of any information on his past relatives having moved down South in the mid 17th Century,  neither of us have had any reply. (Very disappointing as SAE's were enclosed for replies, even if the answer was No ! ).  We have to hope for that another avenue will have to be explored in the future as the general consensus is that "Jonnie Grant" will not be forthcoming with any information.

The explanations ref Chesterfield (Walton) above are that "William 1764 was the son of Michael Grant of Walton" but  the Village of Walton did not have a Church for Parish BMD's till 1830, so they took place in Chesterfield Parish Church.( 2 Miles away).

Ref the 2nd Marriage in 1732 at Peak Forest, this was one of the "Foreign Marriages" which took place there, it was considered to be "The Gretna Green of Derbyshire" ie anyone (see File) could turn up between 8 AM and 12 AM and with the correct License Fee (which went straight into the incumbent's back pocket, very lucrative! ) as the Church had Peculiar Jurisdiction and Extra Parochial and Extra Episcopal use,  No questions were asked, no residential Banns required, no ages given, no details of residence/districts etc. the only records are the Names of the Married couples.  This Church was brought into line with an Act of Parliament in 1804.

To conclude, whilst fully accepting the reasoning of Adrian and his expertise of the Clan Grant's History and knowledge of DNA, my inclusion of John Grant (Estimate 1667) is considered by myself at the present time  to be somewhat speculative and is based on the Family Search.Org (LDS) website which can be sometimes suspect and so requires further investigation.  Therefore, I have only Paper Proof back to 5 X GtGrandfather William Graunt (1687).


Kit 142073 - The original Grant ancestor that we know of fought at Culloden and was exiled to Jamaica in 1746.  We know that a son accompanied him who was around the age of 10, (born 1736 approx.), too young to have fought.  His lineage is:

§         My father was Robert Hartley Grant.  I know there are still a lot of blank spots, including the mysterious connection to Ulysses S. Grant yet to be uncovered.  My wife is also connection to Ulysses S. Grant through the Simpson line (Ulysses' mother's maiden name).

§         Robert Hartley Grant, b. July 27, 1917 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, where Robert S. was managing a Pineapple plantation. 

§         Robert Stanley Grant, b. June 28, 1885, in Troy, New Hampshire, (Also two sisters, Dorothy and Margaret).

§         William Francis Grant

§         Colin Alexander Grant II, born approx. 1807 in Jamaica, at their coffee (or sugar?) plantation, Abbey Green. When he was 10, his parents and younger sister died of Yellow Fever and after a guardianship by the plantation manager and a Catholic priest, he was apprenticed to the British Merchant Navy.  He deserted in Falmouth after his first voyage.  He later joined the joined the Royal Navy and married an Anne Richards of Dublin, Ireland. They had one daughter, who dies at an early age and nine sons: Colin, Robert, Reuben, John, Charles, William Francis, James, Frederick and Emmanuel. 

§         Colin Alexander Grant and he grew up and was married in Jamaica.

Kit 145959  is a descendant of John Grant.  Below is our lineage: 

§         Living Grant was born in Buckie to Alexander and Jane and has a son also Living Grant born in England.

§         Alexander was born to John and Marjory 4 May 1880 in Buckie.  He married Jane Coull 14 Dec 1911 and died 2 Feb 1963.  Alexander was a Fisherman. 

§         John Grant was born 14 Mar 1841 in Rathven Scotland, married 23 Jan 1869 to Marjory Watt of Fraserburgh.  John was a Fisherman who died 17 Mar 1892 in Rathven.  

§         James Grant and who died 3 Feb 1902 in Buckie Banffshire Scotland.  He was a Tailor married to Ann Reid in Buckie on 8 Oct 1835.

§         John Grant who most likely was born in Tomintoul Banffshire Scotland in 1814 to James Grant and who died 3 Feb 1902 in Buckie BanffshireScotland.

Kit 145982  has little information about his family, but knows that his grandfather was Kenneth William Archibald Grant, b. in Banjoewangi (Indonesia) on November 6, 1894. His father is George William Grant, also b. in Indonesia (Surabaja), on October 21, 1920. Kit client was born in Jakarta (Indonesia) in 1952.

Kit 146881 b. Apr. 29, 1954, L’Abord-a-Plouffe, Quebec, Canada
     Son of: James Arthur Douglas Grant, b. Oct. 26, 1926, Montreal, Quebec, Canada;
          d. 2001, Los Angeles, California
     Son of: Jack Douglas Grant, b. 1896, Essex, England; d. 1980, Pointe
          Claire, Quebec, Canada
     Son of: Andrew John Grant

(The birth certificate of Jack Douglas Grant has been requested from the UK GRO to confirm his date and place of birth. It may be 22 May 1896, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, England. No information is available for Andrew John Grant other than he is listed as the father of Jack Douglas Grant on his church marriage record.).

Kit 147093 – my lineage:

§         father was Leroy Douglas Garrison (1930-1985)

§         son of Leroy Garrison (1892-1984)

§         son of George Lester Garrison (1855-1925)

§         son of George Garrison (abt 1822-?) all in the eastern New York area around Hudson, Columbia County, New York. 

I have nothing prior to that and was hoping that possibly someone in your group had information or links to Garrisons in the early 1800’s.

Kit 148802  is connected to Daniel Battie Grant. The following is the lineage back to:

§         fatherwas Edmund Griffin Grant b. 1-2-1909 in Chesterfield, SC) d. 2-9-1973 (Columbia, SC) m. 4-27-1931 to Anna Wilkinson Brunson b. 2-17-1911 (Ridge Spring, SC) d. 2003 (Columbia, SC). 

§         Jesse Lee Grant b. 3-5-1873 m. 1-24-1905 Mattie Lee Peele b. 7-11-1885 (Scotland Co, NC) d. 10-30-1973 (Columbia, SC).

§         Jesse's father was Daniel Batie Grant b. 1846 d. 1900 m. Flora Ann Griffin b. 1851.

Kit 149774  is connected to:

§         My Father - Living

§         Isaac Grant, b. 10/24/1854, m. Lula A. Mauldin, b. 11/15/1867. Their son,

§         Radford Grant was b. 04/23/1823, d. 10/24/1871, m. Mary A. Williams, b. 07/29/1832, d. 09/21/1905. Radford and Mary had a son,

§         A son, James Grant, b. 1791, d. 06/03/1873, m. Sarah Hazelwood, b. 1793, d. abt 1875. James' son

§         Humphrey B. Grant, b. abt 1767, d. abt1850, m. abt 1790 to Elizabeth Bryan(t), b. 1775, d. abt 1840 – 1850.

Kit 149892  is tied to Elisha Grant of Lenoir, North Carolina.

§         Living

§         Ules Simpson Grant, 26 Jul 1916, Blain Bottom, Oklahoma, USA, 09 Sep 1989, Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, USA

§         Elijah Buchanan Grant, 15 Dec 1890, Atkins, Pope, Arkansas, USA, 03 Jul 1946, Ulan, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, USA

§         Elijah Buchanan Grant, 15 Dec 1859, Van Buren, Arkansas, USA. 06 Dec 1917, Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma, USA

§         William Joseph Grant, 03 Jul 1829, Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, USA, aft 11 Jun 1880, Davis, Van Buren, Arkansas, USA

§         Elisha Grant, 1798, Lenoir, North Carolina, USA. aft 23 Aug 1850, Ripley, Missouri, USA

Elisha Grant of Lenoir, North Carolina. He is traced from Lenior to Knox Co. Kentucky and Ripley, Missouri. His sons were John Henry Grant (b 1822, d 1907), James Grant (b 1824, d 1850), Thaddeus Theopolus Grant (b 1827 d 1916), Elisha Grant (b 1827, d 1870), William Joseph Grant ( b 1829 d aft 1883), Buck Grant (b 1832, Lewis Grant (b 1836), John C Grant (b 1846) and Stephen Grant(b 1850 d 1899). The last four sons were from Elisha’s marriage to Nancy (last name Ukn) of North Carolina. Four YDNA tests have confirmed John Henry, Thaddeus Theopolusand William Joseph are related.

Kit 150264  is traced back to John Grant b. about 1665 in Newbury, Ma.  John was married to Sarah [unknown] she was b. abt 1669 in Newbury, Ma.  They had 4 children, William, b. 1 Nov 1694 in Newbury and d. 20 Apr 1785 in Newbury. I have read that he had no children. Also 2 girls, Joanna b. 2 Apr 1697and Sarah b. 10 Apr 1691. They both died Aug 1706 in Newbury, Ma.  Then Abraham who was the youngest.
Abraham Grant b. 2 Jan 1701/02 in Newbury, Ma.     Abraham moved to North Yarmouth, Me [The present day Freeport] sometime in the 1720's.
Richard Grant b. 9 July 1741 in Freeport, Me.
Joseph Grant b. 31 March 1773 in Freeport, Me
Joseph A. Grant b. 1814 in Freeport, Me
Charles Freeman Grant b. 2 Aug. 1844 in Freeport Maine and d. Feb. 1928 in Brunswick, Me.
Melvin Freeman Grant b. 18 July 1868,  d. 13 March 1961 in Atlanta, Ga. At an early age he apparently didn't care for his first    name and reversed his first and middle names.Hewas always  known as Freeman M. Grant.
Theodore Freeman Grant Sr. b.27 Jan. 1905 in Freeport, Maine  d. 10 Feb 1971 in Brunswick, Maine
Theodore Freeman Grant Jr. b.12 Feb 1942 in Freeport, Maine

Kit 151747is a member of the very large Virginia-A group over in the THORNTON Surname DNA Project. The Virginia-A group has several main subgroups. Three of these subgroups descend from early settlers in Virginia in the 1600s. These include William “The Gloucester Immigrant” THORNTON, Henry THORNTON (thought to be William’s brother - but no proof of that), and Luke. Evidence has been presented that William was born in Ryvington, Lancashire c1621. Luke is thought by some to be William’s son by a first marriage while others believe he is the grandson of Henry THORNTON and Martha FLOUD of Middlesex, England, however, no proof exists for either theory. The Luke subgroup is by far the largest within Virginia-A. The fourth group, the Northamptonshire group (of which I am a member) can be traced back to the southwestern corner of Northamptonshire. My grandfather was:

§  William Matthew THORNTON [b. 1901/d. 1988 in Boston, Mass]; his father was

§  George Thomas THORNTON [b. 1866/Kingston, Ontario & d. 1935/Boston, Mass], who immigrated to Boston in 1890; his father was

§  Timothy J. THORNTON [b. 1839/Walsgrave on Sowe, Warwickshire, UK & d. 1907/Halifax, Nova Scotia], who immigrated to Canada in 1859 with the British military (Royal Newfoundland Company); his father was

§  George THORNTON [b. 1806/Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, UK & d. 1865/Walsgraveon Sowe, Warwickshire, UK].

§  George’s father (another George) seems to originate from a succession of George THORNTONs from Canons Ashby in southwestern corner of Northamptonshire beginning c1687. How the Northamptonshire group is connected to the ancestors of William, Henry, and Luke is unknown, but Ryvington, Lancashire is a long way from Canons Ashby!

The Y-DNA testing shows that the “THORNTON Virginia-A” group is closely related to the “GRANT Group 05 (Group 10A-Grant/Thornton)” group and the “EDMONDSON Haplogroup I - Lineage I” group. These three groups most likely had a common progenitor that existed prior to the adoption of surnames some 1,000 years ago (give-or-take a century or two!) We are L22+/P109+ which puts us in the I1d1 Y-Haplogroup; Sweden has the highest concentration of this Haplogroup today – this suggests that the MRCA of our EDMONDSON-GRANT-THORNTON group, or his descendant, may have arrived in England as a Swedish Viking over a millennium ago.

Kit 154584 Thomas Grant (1630-1690). It is unknown where he was born or who his parents were. We do know he crossed the Scotland border into England fighting on the side of Charles II. He was captured during the Battle of Worcester. He was sent to America on the ship John and Sarah and was sold as an indentured servant. He was one of the early members of the Colony of New Plymouth. He resided in the colony for many years with his family and the vital records of his family were preserved in the Rehoboth records of the Colony.

Kit 156050 is tied to William Joseph Grant

§         William Joseph Grant born 1829/1830 in Lenoir County, NC. William married Katherine Caroline Bean in 1854. They had six children, Jasper Newton Grant (1858–1926), Elijah Buchanan Grant (1861–1917), Caroline “Katie” Grant (1868–1930), John McFadden Grant (1870–1916), George W. Grant (1870–1905), and William Perry Grant (1872-1949). Caroline was earlier married to Konard Hartwick and had two children named Loduskia and Celianne, which adopted the name Grant. William married the widow Sarah Waddle Morrison in 1877 in AR after the death of Caroline. William Joseph Grant died sometime after 1883 in Van Buren County, AR.

§         Father

§         Elmer Eugene Grant II, 18 Nov 1918, Richland, Scott, Missouri, USA, 01 Sep 1976, Sikeston, Scott, Missouri, USA

§         Elmer Eugene Grant I, 15 Sep 1895 Morley, Scott, Missouri, USA, 08 May 1949, Sikeston Scott, Missouri, USA

§         Jasper Newton Grant, 08 Feb 1858, Arkansas, USA, 15 Dec 1926, McMullin, Scott, Missouri, USA

§         William Joseph Grant, 03 Jul 1829, Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, USA, aft 11 Jun 1880, Davis, Van Buren, Arkansas, USA

§         Elisha Grant, 1798, Lenoir, North Carolina, USA. aft 23 Aug 1850, Ripley, Missouri, USA

Kits 156050 and 157437 are connected to Elisha Grant 1798-1850 thru William Joseph Grant 1829-1883 as described in kit 149892.

Kit 157437 is tied to William Joseph Grant born 1829/1830 in Lenoir County, NC.

§         Self

§         Father: Allen ArtelleGrant                    b. 1914      Oklahoma           d. 2000      California

§         Grand: Henry IsomGrant                    b. 1886      Arkansas            d. 1934      Oklahoma

§         Great:  Elijah Buckanan Grant I           b. 1859      Arkansas            d. 1917      Oklahoma

§         2 G      William Joseph Grant               b. 1829      North Carolina    d. 1880      Arkansas

§         3 G      Elisha Grant                             b. 1798      North Carolina    d. 1850      Missouri

Kit 158684  can be traced back to his Great Grandfather, Paul William Grant. 

§         Father was also named Howard Edward Grant, B: 2/7/1934 D: 11/15/2001

§         Grandfather was Howard Edward Grant, B: 8/31/1907 D: 1/30/1934

§         Great Grandfather, Paul William Grant, B: 3/8/1878 in Lawrence/Mercer, NJ, D: 5/1961.  Paul's parents were born in Germany.

Kit 161925 – Here is my lineage:

§         Father

§         My Grandfather was Henry Warner Grant, Jr (B-1902, D-1972).  He was married to Lottie Rebecca Whaley (B- 1901, D-1980) on 10/9/1927.

§         My G-grandfather was Henry Warner Grant (B- 1878, D-1945).  He was married to Lucinda Ann McClenaghan (B-1879, D-1954) on 10/10/1901.

§         Caleb Wesley Grant (B-1844 D-1913) was my 3Gs Grandfather.  He married Annie Roberts and they moved to Chester, PA around 1900.

§         Seaborn Grant (B-1800 D-1867) was my 4Gs Grandfather.  He married Sarah Worth on 5/16/1825.  They also lived in Cecil Cty. They had 10 children. 

§         My first known relative is James Grant.  He lived in Cecil County, MD. He married Margaret Winchester (B-1766 D-1855) on 1/20/1789. They had 10 children.


Kit 163661- My lineage is as follows:

§         Father- Charles Walker Grant b. 1934 Toronto

§         Grandfather- Hugh Grant (need to seek out more info)

§         GGF - Walker John Grant (110335381 as documented by Hastings)

163670 – My lineage is:

§         Father was Thornton James Grant born in Buffalo NY

§         son of Harry P. Grant and Clara Stewart of Sacketts NY.  The records were lost in a Church fire.  It is estimated Harry Grant was born about 1886 Sacketts NY.  

However his parents died when he was quite young and he was sent to Buffalo to live.  Then prior to World War II, in order to work in the defense industry he had to prove citizenship.  Upon return to Sacketts, He learned of the fire.  He found someone who had known the family and they gave him a letter.  So I am trying to get past this hurdle.

I have tried every avenue that I could think of to trace back to a more distant relative on the Grant side.  That’s why a joined the DNA project.  I'm hoping to find a close enough match to get me to a area of Scotland where my Grant relatives came from.  Through investigation I know that there a several possible areas.  Harry Grant was born about 1886.

Kit 163789  can be traced back to his Grandfather carried out detailed research into our family history finding that our recent past is established definitely back to a Gregor Grant who was thought to have been the son of Patrick (McAlpine) Grant, 5th Laird of Rothiemurchus and his second wife Rachel Grant of Tullochgorum in about 1743. Gregor and his wife Margaret are thought to have lived in Blair Street, near the Tron Kirk. Gregor was a Merchant in the Old Kirk Parish but later, we are told, became a Kings Messenger for the Sheriff of Edinburgh. In a memorandum of a Great Uncle Colesworthey Grant published in Calcutta in 1881, page 2, “The Grants that came to Calcutta were connected with the Grant’sof Rothiemurchus” and on page 4, speaking of my GGGrandfather George Grant, a Watch, Clock, and Chronometer maker there, it says, “Sir John Grant (Rothiemurchushimself)”, another Judge of the Supreme Court, called on George shortly after Sir Edward Ryan’s first visit and said “Mr Grant, I find we are kinsmen, to which George respectfully nodded. This would have been Sir John Peter Grant. 8th Laird of Rothiemurchus and father of Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus who wrote the “Memoirs of a Highland Lady” or her brother, Sir John Peter Grant, GCMG, KCB. 10th Laird.

Patrick MacalpineGrant Laird of Rothiemurchus, RachellGrant of Tullochgorum, GregorGrant and his family.  1720 – 1807.

I, John Michael GregorGrant, in researching the family of my Great Grandfather GregorGrant, have yet to be able to pin down definitely that Gregorwas the son of Patrick Macalpine Grant, Laird of Rothiemurchus in the early eighteenth century although additional information has got me much closer to establishing this..   The positive finds I have are the following.

 George A Dixon from Stirling, who wrote me a long letter attached to this note, thinks that Gregor can be directly connected to Patrick Macalpine Grant through a copy of a marriage contract kept in the National Registry of Scotland, NRS:SC29/55/3, fos 92-3, which settles the date of Patrick Macalpine’s second marriage to RachellGrant of Tullochgorum as 17th March 1720.  It is concluded from the second and third documents that Gregor Grant was indeed Macalpine’syoungest son, that he was born before 8th October 1737, and that his father was dead by 23rd January 1742.  The third document shows a signature of Gregor Grant, a witness.  A copy of this is enclosed.

From my own searches I have only one difficulty in being certain that the Gregor to whom I know we are related from the time he lived in Edinburgh was actually the Gregor who was the son of Patrick and Rachellas I can find no actual record of a Rachell Grant in Edinburgh.  I can only find reference to a MrsGrant who lived at 3 Society in 1804 and 1805, a group of small residences for old or poor people built by The Society of Brewers in Edinburgh opposite Greyfriars Church, and a poor Mrs Grant who died and was buried at Castle Ground in July 1806.  In order to establish as near as possible the connection that this Mrs Grant was Rachell I have tabulated the events as I know them which should show that she and Gregor were mother and son and that we are definitely related to the Grants of Rothiemurchus.

Fraser states that Patrick Macalpine was born in 1665.  If he married Rachell on 17th March 1720 he will have been fifty five.  Rachell would have been very young.  If she died at about 100 years old or more in 1806 she would have only been about 15 to 17 when she married.  Rachellbore Patrick four sons, Gregor being the youngest and being born, as George Dixon states, before 1737.  If each son was born at about two year intervals Gregor would have been born in 1728 and will have been 14 when his father died in 1742 at the age of 77.  This seems to show that Elizabeth Grant, in her ‘Memoirs of a Highland Lady’ was not correct in what she wrote on page 1/229 of her book.  Gregor was their fourth son, not Alexander.  George Dixon, who researched the Grants of Tullochgoruminsists that they were as senior as the Grants of Rothiemurchusso were no ‘Bonnet Lairds’ or ‘Tacksmen’ as has been described.

I have no records of any other events until searches by my grandfather George Ferguson GregorGrant (GFGG) in 1930 revealed the birth certificate of James Grant, Gregor’s second son, a great grandfather of mine.  In further searches with ScotlandsPeople I have found his other sons and daughters, so the family appears as follows: -

Date     Name   Event              Notes

1728?   GregorBorn                Son of Patrick Macalpine Grant, Laird of Rothiemurchus and Rachell Grant of Tullochgorum.  See Sir William Fraser’s Chiefs of Grant, page 509.

1767?   GregorMarried           Margaret Grant.                     

1768     John     Born                On 1st Oct   Baptised at Tolbooth Kirk.  Witnesses Robert Grant, silver turner and ?                                 No further trace of him has been found.

1770     James  Born                On 9th July in Old Kirk Parish.  Father, a Merchant.  Witnesses Robert Grant and John Wilson, silver turner.

1772     Francis Born                On 10 July in Old Kirk Parish.  Father an Innkeeper.  Witnesses Robert Grant, New                                North Kirk Parish.  Francis Fraser, Sheriff Officer of TolboothParish.

1774     Francis Died                On 24th June 1774, aged 2 years.  Buried at Greyfriarson 26/7/74.  ‘4Dp S Roshalls

1774     Margaret                       Born 12th July 1774. Witnesses Robert Grant, William McBeath, Sheriff Officer.

1776     Grace                           Not found.  Grace grew up and married John Simpson, a ship’s Purser.  They had a son, James, who became an advocate and wrote a book on education.

1778     Jean     Born                27th November.  Father Indweller.  Old Kirk Parish.  Witnesses Lewis Grant, Merchant and Alexander Grant, Printer.

GFGG writes in his handwritten record of 1930,  “My grandfather (George) who spent his early boyhood, until about 1807, living with his grandparents in Blair Street, near the TronChurch Edinburgh, writes in the same memorandum of a grandmother “who must have been about a hundred years when she died”.  He often described her to his daughters as a very stately old lady, dressed in black silk who walked with a long silver beaded stick, and he remembered being taken, when a child by his father to her funeral which was attended by an enormous number of mourners, whom he described as winding in processions like a black snake along a valley.  This can hardly have been his own grandmother Margaret, who was living in poor circumstances in Edinburgh in 1813, (Uncle James Autobiography [ George’ s younger brother James Gregor]) , but might quite well have been his father’s grandmother Rachel, who must have been born in 1720.”

Other information I have found relates to Gregor’s death, a Mrs Grant who I have assumed to be Rachell and Gregor’sgrandson George, son of James and Sobieska Clementina (Jones).

1782     Gregor  Died 17/2/82    Late Merchant.  Buried at Greyfriars, ‘4 DpS Roshalls, Tomb 44’.  This Tomb has been identified by John Young and me at Greyfriars Church.  I have visited the spot with him.  It is mentioned as the tomb of Margaret, daughter of Sir John Hamilton of Rosehall, in a book by John Brown, who was in charge of the cemetery  in1867.  I am advised by Aileen Stirling at Mortonhall Crematorium that Francis and Gregor’sburial point would be ‘4 Double paces South of Tomb 44’ where there is now plain grass.

1798     George   Born 29/7/98   Born in Carlisle.  George’s father and Mother, James and Sobieska Clementina (Jones) went to Dublin about or after 1801.  They were actors. Her father George Jones had interests in theatres in Edinburgh and Dublin which would have been the   reason they went there.  George was left behind in Edinburgh with his grandmother.

1804     MrsGrant Post Office records show that a Mrs Grant lived at 3 Society in 1804 and 1805 but not in 1806. They were small cottages built by The Brewers Society of Edinburgh in Chambers St, Edinburgh, presumably for poor people.  These cottages were in a square opposite Greyfriars Church at the south of the City.  This Mrs Grant could have been Rachell who went there when Margaret became the mistress of the small boarding house.       

1806     (Rachell)  22/7/06         A poor Mrs Grant died and was buried in Castle Ground which is part of Canongate Churchyard. Why was she buried in Castle Ground and not at Greyfriarsadjacent to where she lived is not yet known.   Was it because she was the wife of a Laird?  This Mrs Grant could most likely have been Rachell, Gregor’smother.  At about the age of       6 or 7 George would have remembered the very stately old lady dressed in black silk with a long silver beaded stick and having been taken by his father to her funeral in

1806.  This could well have been Rachell who would have been at least 100 years old at that time. 

1807     George Lived with his Grandmother Margaret. At the age of about 9 George was sent to join family in Dublin probably arranged by one of his aunts Margaret or Jean who lived locally.  He went by canal boat to The Clyde and thence by open sea to Dublin.

Gregor was the first generation of our family since 1730, James was second, George third, GFGG fifth and I am the seventh generation.  George became a clock and Watchmaker in Liverpool, London.  He went to Calcutta in 1830 where he was well known for checking Ships chronometers.  In about 1847 he met Elizabeth Grant’s father Sir John Peter Grant who greeted George as his kinsman.

If it was Rachell that lived at 3 Society between 1804 and 1805, having died in 1806, it would indicate that she was the lady to whose funeral George was taken to and she was his great grandmother.

Concentrate on Gregorand Rachel as they are the most important.  One point, do you think that if Peter Grant and I have the same Haplogroup No that could prove the connection with Patrick Macalpine Grant?

I have preciedit down to the bare bones.  Hope this is what you want.  I seem to have had some trouble with replying to your emails.  At least two have ben returned undelivered.  I have removed the word Geiealogy.  I hope it workesnow.  I have also copied to email and not attached it.

The GregorGrant Family, 1720 – date.

Gregor, assumed son of Patrick Macalpine Grant 1665 – 1742, Laird of Rothimurchus(See Sir Wm Fraser, Chiefs of Grant p 509.  Mother, Rachell of Tullochgorum, Patrick’s second Wife (see NRS:SC29/55/3, fos 92-3). b.approx 1728 Inverdruie, Merchant in Edinburgh, d. Edinburgh 17 February 1782, buried in Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh.

James, Gregor’s second son b.1770 Edinburgh, Actor, D. London 1829

George, James first son, b Carlisle 1798, watchmaker London and Calcutta, d. 1873 Islington.

George Gregor, George’s first son, b 1839 Calcutta, Clockmaker, d. 1908 Bexleyheath, Kent 1908.

George Ferguson Gregor, George G’s son, b. 1869 Calcutta, Civil Servant London, d. TunbridgeWells, Kent 1939.

Garrow Gregor, GFG’s first son, b. London 1900, Chartered Architect, d.1973 Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

John Michael Gregor, GG’s son, b. Tunbridge Wells 1935, Chartered Quantity Surveyor London, retired 2001.

James AlisterGregor, JMG’s son, b. TunbridgeWells 1969, Chartered Structural and Civil Engineer.

Adam Gregor, JAG’s son, b.2007.

It is understood that Rachell and Gregor left Strathspey after Patrick’s death in 1742 and went to Edinburgh.  Rachell lived with Gregor’sfamily after he died.  It is recorded in George’s memorandum that she was a stately old lady, dressed in black silk who walked with a long silver beaded stick and he remembered being taken when a child by his father to her funeral attended by an enormous number of mourners in 1806 and that she was over 100 years old when she died.  I have a record of a Mrs Grant that lived at 3 Society, Edinburgh who died on 22nd July 1806.  Her age, over 100 as stated by George in his memorandum and that George was taken to her funeral indicates that she was Rachell, Patrick’s wife and mother of Gregor.  I am looking for this to be confirmed.

(This is great historical background, but too complicated to actually show the lineage from the most distant Grant to you.  Can you condense the information to show line directly to you?)

Kit 167353  is a descendant of Donald McBain.

§         Self (Living)

§         Father (Living) 

§         Grandfather Alexander Earl McBain Born married Josephine Irene Kirwan (his first wife)

§         G-Grandfather Allen Angus McBain Born Mary McCliggott

§         GG-Grandfather Alexander McBain/ Emily McPhaul(McPhail)

§         GGG-Grandfather Donald McBain/ Anne Fraser

§         GGGG-Grandfather Donald McBain/ Rachel McIntosh

Kit 171632  is tied to

§         Richard Lowell Grant, 28 Nov 1919, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA. 28 Oct 1954, Mahoning, Ohio, USA

§         Richard Stephen Grant, 10 Apr 1898, Knox, Kentucky, USA, 27 Aug 1988, Galia, Ohio, USA

§         Joseph G Grant, 27 May 1863, Knox, Kentucky, USA, 22 Oct 1948, Knox, Kentucky, USA

§         John Henry Grant, 22 Nov 1822, North Carolina, USA, 15 Jun 1907, Knox, Kentucky, USA

§         Elisha Grant, 1798, Lenoir, North Carolina, USA. aft 23 Aug 1850, Ripley, Missouri, USA


Kit 171847  can be traced back to John Grant, 1753-1820, who was born on the Isle of Jersey and emigrated to Marblehead, Massachusetts around 1769.  Settled in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, where three more generations of Grants were born.  Family then moved west to Wisconsin and then on to Missouri.

Kit 173923  can be traced back to Beriah Grant, born 7/24/1698 New London, CT.

Below is his line:

§         Standifer Franklin Grant, 7/23/1903-8/27/1995, born Sequatchie County, Brock, TN., died Sequatchie County, Dunlap, TN, buried Varner Cemetery, Mowbray Mountain, Hamilton County, near Soddy-Daisy, TN.

§         William Thomas Grant, 11/9/1880-1/10/1964, Master Mason, Farmer, born Sequatchie County, Brock, TN, died Hamilton County, TN, buried Varner Cemetery, Mowbray Mountain, Hamilton County, near Soddy-Daisy, TN.

§         Thomas Rand Grant, 7/14/1845-1/11/1928, Civil War Veteran, born NY, NY, died Hamilton County, TN, buried Varner Cemetery, Mowbray Mountain, Hamilton County, near Soddy-Daisy, TN.

§         Perez (Perry) Woodard Grant, Sr, 1803-7/1865, born CT, died Sequatchie County, TN, buried Original Grant Homestead East of foundation, Window Rock Road (w/son Nathaniel Grant), Sequatchie County.

§         Beriah Grant, born about 1760 New London, CT, probably died about 1847-1849 Marion County, TN, (Now Sequatchie County, TN, probably buried Original Grant Homestead West of foundation, Window Rock Road, Marion County, (Now Sequatchie County, TN

§         Joshua Grant, 9/28/1725-1822. born, died and buried New London, CT.

§         Beriah Grant, born 7/24/1698 New London, CT., died and buried New London, CT.  Martha (Parke) Grant, born 4/1/1699 New London, CT., died and buried New London, CT.

An unknown person fathered Beriah. It is extremely doubtful that she would have become pregnant by one Grant and married another, since DNA results do not indicate any Grants in any direct line.

Kit 175989 descends from James Cuthbert Grant, son of HBC Chief Trader Richard Grant (same as Kits 30499 & 121522) and his second spouse, Sarah aka Indian Woman at Oxford House. James aka Jimmy Grant was born c1836 at or near Oxford House and returned to his father’s custody at Fort Hall, Idaho, when he was about 10 years old. He married Marie Cadotteand had children Mary Grant Rides At The Door, Julia Grant Magee, Richard Grant, James Cuthbert Grant Jr., John Grant, Emma Grant, and Maggie Grant. James/Jimmy died at Dupuyer, Montana, in 1883. Some of the family history is detailed in Blackfoot Heritage Book. For more info and pictures, please see: http://www.william-grant-of-trois-rivieres-genealogy.ca/index.html

Kit 178979  can be traced back to his Great Grandfather Reagion HavelickGrant. His grandfather was Orris OsalfortGrant, and his father was Orris Ulysses Grant. He has traced the family back to a John Grant, but there are so many, he does  not know which trail to follow.  He was told the family came over from Scotland to New Brunswick, Canada in the late 1600's or early 1700's and moved to Canterbury, York N.B. then into Hodgdon, Maine in the early 1800's.  Reagion was born in Hodgdon.  He has other names but do not know how they fit in.  "The more I look into it, the further I get lost."

Kit 179369 has as his oldest known ancestor, William Grant of Coldingham, Berwhckshire.  His lineage is as follows:

·         Father - Ronald Grant (b. 1922 and d. 2002 in Australia) m. Ivy Patricia Gray.

·         Grandfather - Joseph Evans Grant (b. 1876 and d. 1949 in Australia) m. Jessie Campbell.

·         Great-Grandfather - Joseph Grant (b. 1843 in Dunnet Caithness and d. 1915 in Australia) m. Mary Evans in Melbourne.  Joseph and his 11 siblings emigrated to Australia.  They accompanied their parents Robert and Isabella Grant.  One brother David has a descendant Richard Grant in Darwin.  You can see from the database that "Dick Grant" is a close DNA match.

·         Great-Great-Grandfather - Robert Grant (b. 1807 in Edrom Berwickshire and d. 1883 in Australia) m. Isabella Logan.  Robert's brother William also emigrated to Australia.
Another brother James emigrated to Canada.

·         Great-Great-Great-Grandfather -William Grant (b. 1771 and d. 23 Nov 1835 in Chirnside, Berwickshire ) m. Margaret Halliday 11 Jun 1799.  Both of my ggg Grand Parents are buried in the Church graveyard at Coldingham.

·         Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather William Grant (b. 1719 in Coldingham, Berwickshire, baptized 19 April 1719).

Kit 182171 is tied to Thaddeus TheopolusGrant born 1825 in NC and died 1916 in Grayson, Texas. Thaddeus married Sarah Elizabeth Duncan in 1849. They had twelve children, Lee, Martha, Sarah, Minerva, Charles, Mary, John Henry, (1855-1891), Elisha, Lewis, Theodisch, Dulcie, and Lucinda --Thaddeus T. Grant-John Henry Grant-Alvris White Grant -- Kit 182171 is connected to the same Elisha Grant, but thru Thaddeus Theopolus Grant 1825-1916.

§         Father

§         Alvris White Grant, 13 Sep 1883, Dripping Springs, Grayson, Texas, USA 12 Oct 1956, Denison, Grayson, Texas, USA

§         John Henry Grant, 25 Nov 1855, Butler, Missouri, USA, 28 Sep 1891, Grayson, Texas, USA

§         Thaddeous Theopolus Grant, 1827, North Carolina, USA, 28 Jun 1925, Brazos, Texas, USA

§         Elisha Grant, 1798, Lenoir, North Carolina, USA. aft 23 Aug 1850, Ripley, Missouri, USA

Kit 192950  is a decendantof:

§         John Henry Grant born 5/1/1876 in Georgia, unkown date of death in Texas, (wife Susan Bennett, born 1877 Georgia). John Henry and family moved to North Texas sometime after 1904 with two children. John Henry's son and decendantsstill live in Texas. His daughter married into the Apple family.

§         John Henry was the son of John Grant born 12/1/1852, Hall County Georgia, (wife Martha W Smith, born 3/1/1850, Georgia),

§         Thomas Grant, born 11/19/1831, South Carolina, (wife Mecca Adaline Smith, born 7/29/1832, South Carolina),

§         James "Buck" Grant, born 1791 Union District, South Carolina, died 1872 Hall County, Georgia, (wife Sarah Hazelwood, born 1793 Union District South Carolina, died 1875, Cool Springs Cemetery, Hall County, Georgia),

§         Humphrey B Grant, born 1767 Union County, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, (wife Elizabeth Bryant, born 1775, Union District, South Carolina, died 1850). Related families after John Henry are Davis, Husley, Apple, and Erwin.

Kit 194361  is linked to the Grants of Campbell County, Tennessee. James Grant (ca. 1754-1824) came to the confluence of the Clinch and Powell Rivers in upper East Tennessee at the end of the 18th century. He was joined there during the first decade of the 19th century by other relatives, notably John Grant, John, Jr., another James, Cynthia, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Abigail and perhaps others. The family originated in New England. James Grant was a Sergeant in the 3rd, 4th and 1st Connecticut Regiments in the Revolutionary War. He was one of the founders of the Knoxville Polk Lodge #2. He served as a Justice of the Peace in Grainger County, and Chairman and Clerk of the Courts of Anderson and Campbell Counties. James Grant knew many of the influential leaders of the U.S. Territory South of the River Ohio and the fledgling State of Tennessee, including William Blount, Stockley Donelson, Andrew Jackson, John Sevier, George Washington Campbell, Joseph Anderson, Hugh Lawson White, John Overton and Jenkin Whiteside. He was the Lt. Col. Commandant of the 33rd Tennessee Militia. He founded and served as a commissioner for the town of Grantsborough, which was inundated by the reservoir created by the Norris Dam in 1936. Known descendants of this family moved to Missouri in the late 1830's and 1840’s.

Kit 196986  is a descendant of:

§         Loyd Randolph Beuoy; b. 12 Oct 1919 in Grant Co. IN; d. 21 Nob 1998 in Collier Co. FL.

§         Ray Beuoy; b. 10 Apr 1889 Grant Co. IN; d. 14 Oct 1957 in Grant Co. IN. Ray's son,

§         Halleck Beuoy; b. 12 Nov 1862 in Delaware Co. IN; d. 6 Oct 1943 in Grant Co. IN. Halleck's son,

§         George W. Beuoy; b. 2 Apr 1826 in Monroe Co. OH; d. 17 Oct 1885 in Topeka, KS. George's son,

§         Thomas I Beuoy, b. 3 Jun 1786 in VA; d. 27 Aug 1865 in Delaware Co. IN. Thomas' son,

Kit 197206  Owner is a Grant, grandson of Hugh Grant (ca. 1844-1924) from Nova Scotia and Ellen Brazille, Indian of the Klamath River area, northern California. Hugh came to California in the 1860s, and was a son of Paul Grant (1816-1894) of French River, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Our research found Paul was a son of John Grant (ca 1776+-ca.1841+)who was a son of Alpin Grant (ca. 1740-ca.1817+) who came to Pictou County in 1784. This is the same ancestor Alpin Grant in Kit 133216.

Kit 197946  descends from John Ban Grant:

§  John Ban Grant m. (possibly) Margaret ____

§  Peter Grant; Farmer; born 1798; died 1850, CharlottenburgTownship, Glengarry County, Ontario

§  James Wright Grant (third of five sons), born 1842, Charlottenburg Township; yeoman; emigrated in 1882 to Cameron, Missouri; died 1911 in Cameron.

You also may be interested to know that Alexander Grant, the founder of Alexander Grant & Co. (now Grant Thornton) comes from this line. He was James Wright Grant's fourth son (by his second wife). Alexander was born in Missouri in 1898, founded the company in 1924, and died in Chicago in 1938 at the age of 40.

His lineage is as follows:

·          Father - Harold Kelly Grant

·         G-Father - James Wright Grant

·         GG-Grandfather - James Wright Grant

·         GGG-Grandfather - Peter Grant

·         GGGG-Grandfather - John Ban Grant

·         GGGGG-Grandfather - Peter Grant

John Ban Grant who is on the E 1/2 of lot 10 on the front. That is my guy!!! I have the Abstract for the same land and it was given to Peter Grant from the Crown.


Kit 201465 descends from Richard George Washington Grant (1823 – 1905) who was born in Georgia but died in Arkansas. Richard G W Grant had a son Thomas Sterling Grant (20 Jul 1862 - 29 May 1947) who was born and died in Montgomery, Arkansas. Thomas S Grant had a son Winnie Robert Grant (23 Sep 1898 - 16 Jan 1959) born and died in Lucky, Montgomery County, Arkansas. His son was Coy William Grant (6 Jun 1918 - Jan 1986. He was born in Montgomery County Arkansas, but died in Malvern, Hot Spring County, Arkansas. The Kit owner's father is William (Billy) Harold Grant.

Richard George Washington Grant is believed to have had the following siblings: Nathaniel Grant 1818 – 1865, William, Jr. Grant 1820 – 1854, Charlotte Grant 1822 – 1870, Lydia Ann Grant 1825 – 1892, James Grant 1828 – 1847; John H Grant 1829 – 1900, Robert R Grant 1832 – 1900, Margaret Jane Grant 1834 – 1900, Thomas Jefferson Grant 1838 – 1914, Andrew Jackson "Jack" Grant 1842 – 1933, Sarah Isabelle Grant 1845 – 1919,
M. Grant 1846 – 1860. Their father is believed to be Captain William B. Grant born around 1793 in South Carolina and died in October 1847 Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia during the Mexican/American War. His wife was Sara Wofford who died about 1880 in Georgia as well.


Kit 206696 is a descendant of paternal Grandfather, Hay McDowall Grant Robb, 1866-1940 who married Hannah Watt Grant 1867-1931.

§         fatherwas John Grant Robb. He was born in Aberdeen 28th September 19054 and died in Slough, Berkshire on 5th May 1983.

§         paternalGrandfather was Hay McDowall Grant Robb 1866-1940 who married Hannah Watt Grant 1867-1931.

§         Hannah was the daughter of John Grant,( born June 1834 but date of death unknown) who was married to Margaret Watt 1835-1893.

§         John Grant was the son of George Grant 27th January 1796 in Gartley Aberdeenshire.  He died 28th January 1888 in Inverurie.  He was married to Mary Barron, born 1801 but date of death not known.

Kit 212164  (brother of Kit # 30499) refers to the descendants of John Grant (c1700) in Inverlochie and his wife, Jean Forbes. Their place of origin is unknown. They had several children, all born in the Parish of Kirkmichael, Scotland. John came to America in the mid 1700s but it is unknown whether he stayed or returned to Scotland. One son was William Grant (1743) of Trois-Riviers, Quebec,merchant and senior trading partner of Grant, Campion and Co. of the Northwest Co. William married Marguerite Fafard dit Laframbois at Trois-Rivieres in 1787 and was the father of HBC Chief Trader of Ft. Hall, Richard Grant. Richard Grant married Marie Ann Breland and was the father of Johnny/John F. Grant. Johnny was a trader and rancher at Deer Lodge, Montana, and the originator of the Grant-Kohr's Ranch National Historic Site. He was also one of the original settlers of what is now the Carman area of Manitoba, Canada. Other families related or associated with these Grants were Laframboise, Dobie, Breland, Rowand, Grant, Kittson, Higgins, McLauchlin, Dempsey, Tendoy,LaVatta, Bruneau, McIver, Dease and many more. My interest lies in identifying the Scottish place of origin of this family and other Grant connections. I am particularly interested in the various Grants of the fur trade era and 'our' Grant relationship to them and other fur trading families between 1700 and 1900. Male line:

possibly Donald Grant in/of Inverlochie> John Grant in Inverochie (& Jean Forbes) > William Grant of Trois Rivieres(& Marguerite Fafard ditLaframboise) > HBC Chief Trader Richard Grant (& Marie Anne Breland) > Richard Stanislas Grant (& Emilie Levreaude Langie) > Joseph Richard Grant (& Laura Delores LaVatta) > John Nelson Grant (& Frances Norton) > Francis Nelson Grant (& Amanda Lavoie).

Kit 218315– is the descendant of:

§         Ralph Henry Grant – Living

§         Henry Clyde Grant, b. 24 Jun 1894, Pickens County, SC, d. 5 Jun 1961, Pickens County, SC

§         Willie Greenway Grant,  b. 30 Apr 1827, d. 30 Apr 1887, Pickens County, SCson, William Asbury Grant, b. 21 Oct 1860, d. 17 Mar 1941

§         James Grant  b. in 1778, South Carolina, d. 1852, Pickens County, SC

§         Daniel Grant  b. in 1745, d. 1827, South Carolina

Kit 231783- is a descendant of BeriahGrant, born in Stonington, CT in 1698.  His lineage is as follows:

§         Louis Talos Grant Jr. -- b. Montclair, NJ March 25, 1900 - d. March 15, 1958 the son of:

§         Louis Talos Grant Sr. -- b. 1869 - d. 1928 the son of:

§         George Clinton Grant Jr. -- b. 1844 - d. 1925 the son of:

§         George Clinton Grant Sr. -- b. 1812 - d. April 1, 1894 in New Jersey the son of:

§         Beriah Grant III -- b. 1776 Stonington, Ct; (Married to Nancy Burrows Grant) the son of:

§         Beriah Grant -- b. 1751  d. Oct. 3, 1825; (Married to Eunice Hilliard Grant) the son of:

§         Joshua Grant --  b. Sep. 28, 1725 Stonington, CT; (the twin of Martha Grant) the son of:

§         Beriah Grant --  b. July 24, 1698 as the illegitimate son of Marcy ‘Mercy’ Billings -- b. Oct. 10, 1674 -- Stonington, CT.

Kit 239757Decendents of James Grant  ( blvd b. abt 1817 ) and Mary Grant ( blvd.b. 1818-1823 ). Married February 22 1844. - Born to James Grant and Mary Grant of Culdorachbeg were James Grant Sr.  ( * b. 1846 March 12 - d. 1933 July 1. *- substantiated through Registry of Births and Baptisms) and siblings Annie Grant ( blvd b. abt1849 ), - William Grant ( b.1852 ), - John Grant ( b.1857,) - and Mary "Marion" Grant ( b. 1860.)   - James Grant Sr. married Margaret Stuart Rose on 1875 April 15. - They lived at Wester Culfoich near Cromdale. - Born to James Grant Sr. and Margaret "Maggie" Grant (nee Rose) were John Charles Grant ( b.1891 December 13. - d. 1972 December 10  at MedecineHat Alberta.) - and siblings Marion Rose Grant ( b.1875 - d. 1967 ), Elizabeth Stuart Grant ( b. 1879 - d.1964 ), James Grant Jr. ( b.1881 - d. 1970.)  Peter Grant ( b.1883 - d. 1973 ). Alice Grant ( b. 1885 - d. 1945 ) Rose Margaret Grant ( b. 1887 - d. 1969 ), and Edith Grant ( b. 1889 - d. 1980 ) - James Grant Sr. and the entire family emigrated to Canada between 1903 and 1910. With the exception of Marion Rose and Rose Margaret all settled in northern Saskatchewan. -John Charles Grant married Mary Anne Plaxton January 28 1931.

Kit 240010 is a descendant of Francis Grant b. abt. 1785 in Scotland. The following is her lineage:

·         Father: Thomas Goddard Grant - b. 7 April 1917, Atlanta, Georgia; d. 15 June 1994, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

·         Grandfather: Francis (Frank) Grant - b. 26 March 1855, Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland; d. 15 February 1932, Atlanta, Georgia. Immigration/Arrival Date - 17 June 1889, New York. Naturalization - 14 July 1893, New York.

·         Great-Grandfather: Thomas Grant - b. 28 November 1828, Backies, Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland; d. 1 October 1911, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

·         Great-Great Grandfather: Francis Grant - b.abt 1785, Sutherland, Scotland; d. abt 1843, Backies, Golspie, Scotland.

Kit 240192 is a descendant of John Grant and wife Janet.

§         Father John GRANT b 1884 Polmont, Falkirk d Edinburgh 1967 m Williamina McEwen McIntosh b 1899 Banff d Edinburgh 1984

§         GF John Drummond GRANT b 1851 Huntly d ? m Mary Ann Clark b 1848 Falkirk

§         GGF Alexander GRANT b 1823 Abernethy d ? m Isabella Drummond b 1827 Muthill

§         GGGF James GRANT b 1792 Cromdale d ?m Mary Stewart

§         GGGGF Lewis GRANT m Ann McDonald

§         GGGGGF John GRANT m Janet ?

Kit 266025  (born 1938) is the: 

·         Son of James Fraser (b. 1897 d.1963)

·         Son of John Gray Grant (b.1860 d.1951)

·         Son of John Walter Grant (b.1826 d.1919)

·         Son of James Grant, dyer (b.1797 d.1875) whose brother Reverend Robert Grant (born 1819 d.1896) was East River historian

·         Son of Alexander Grant, miller (b.1769 d.1848)

·         Son of James Grant, miller (b.1725 d.1822) Hector Ship to Pictou, brother of Alpin, Ann, John

·         Son of John Roy Grant, Meiklie ( approx 1700)

We’re looking for information re: John Roy Grant and his father Allan Bain/Grant

Kit 276780 Here is what we know and this information has been verified using multiple sources so I believe it is very accurate.  I am a descendant of Daniel Grant:

·         Private

·         Private – b. 1932 in New Mexico

·         Ottie Oman Grant – b. May 18, 1896 in Colorado. d. Feb 1980 in NM.

·         Frederick Herbert Grant – b. Mar 1, 1863 in Fayette, Boston, MA. d. Nov 28, 1938 in Tucson, AZ

·         Thomas J. Grant – b. Apr 25, 1833 in West Cambridge, MA. d. About 1908

·         Daniel Grant – b. Jan 12, 1800 in Epping, NH. d. Jul 2, 1845 in West Cambridge, MA

The last known male Grant ancestor for this family line is Daniel Grant. Daniel married Sarah Peirce on August 29, 1829 at Boston, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Jonas Peirce and Lydia Prentiss, and granddaughter of Solomon Peirce, a soldier of the American Revolution.

Frederick Herbert Grant left the Boston area sometime during the 1880s and headed west. The exact reasons for his departure are unknown and in 1887 he married Rosy Mabel Davis in Golden Colorado. By 1900 he and his family were living in Bland, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. To date several descendants live in New Mexico and Colorado.

Kit 90709is a female only child born in Northwest Iowa and is a descendant of Adam Grant b.1750 in Scotland:

·         Kenneth Raymond Grant, b. 1906 in Crawford County, Iowa; died 1974 in Dickinson County, Iowa; wife Crystal Rae Graham.

·         John Grant, b. 1873 in Pictou County, Nova Scotia; died 1919 in Webster County, Iowa; wife Daisy Hodkin.

·         Adam Grant, b. 1823 in Sutherland County, Scotland; arrived in Pictou County, Nova Scotia before 1851; died 1892 in Mt. Dalhousie Settlement, Pictou County, Nova Scotia; wife Margaret McLeod.  She and four children came to Crawford County, Iowa, later in 1892.

·         George Grant, b. 1778 in Sutherland County, Scotland; died 1875 in Mt. Dalhousie Settlement, Pictou County, Nova Scotia; wife Janet McKay.

·         Adam Grant, b. 1750 in Scotland; d. before 1861 (place unknown); married Elizabeth in about 1775 in Sutherland County, Scotland.

Kit 294069 is connected to gg-grandfather Charles Grant :

·         Father: David Eric Grant, born 05/10/1945 – Wilderness, South Africa [Living]

·         Grandfather: Peter Grant,  born October 27, 1911 – Kenya, Africa.  Died in George SA, April 8, 1995

·         G Grandfather: Hugh Owen Bruce Grant, born 30/06/1883 Finchley, London, UK.  Died in Wilderness SA about 1976

·         GG Grandfather Charles Grant, born about 1850 Middlesex, England, 31@1881 Census Finchley, job - Secy To The Society Temple (Clerk)

I have also sent a family tree written by my great grandfather to Adrian Grant who has looked at it and says the following:
Your great grandfather is clearly in the line of the Grants of Dalvey. Captain Lewis Grant whom you have on the plaque is shown in Fraser's pedigree as dying in 1799, just as you have it - but Fraser shows no marriage or issue from him.  So we may now confirm the connection of your line into that line - back to John Mac Connachie Grant  (ie John, son of Duncan) who was the illegitimate son of a chief. It was John Grant, younger of Freuchie who sired the Grants of Dalvey with a maid (I am not quite sure where I got this) at Castle Grant (then known simply as Balachastel) John Grant died in 1482.

Kit 297787  descends from Peter Scot Grant:
Father - Hamilton BGrant
GFather - Harvey James Grant
GGFather - Ephraim Grant
GGGFather - Edward Grant
GGGGFather - Abijah Grant
GGGGGFather - William Grant
GGGGGGFather - William Grant
GGGGGGGFather - Peter Scot exile b 1631

Miscellaneous Comments

Below is some information from a non-participant at this time, but there is a lot of information that might be useful to those of you who have Grant's connected to some of the surnames listed:

Name - Dennis Muller (Ancesty.com tree name DennisMuller1)
Mother - Thelma Sorrow
Grandmother - Daisy Looney
G-Grandfather - Luther Early Joe Looney
GG Grandfather - David L. Looney
GGG Grandfather - Larkin Looney
GGGG Grandmother Martha P Walters
GGGGG Grandfather - Robert Walters
GGGGGG Grandmother - Elizabeth Robertson
GGGGGGG Grandfather - John Robertson
GGGGGGGG Grandmother - Mary Mackenzie
GGGGGGGGG Grandmother - Anne Grant
GGGGGGGGGG Grandfather - John Grant, 6th of Freuchie
GGGGGGGGGGG Grandfather - John Grant, 5th of Freuchie

Donald Cameron Grant Gill has a website which includes a substantial section devoted to the Grants of Strathspey from William Grant 1733 to the Cheeryble Grants of today.  The link is:  http://www.cheeryble.net